• LTC Hal Moore, Commander of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, on the radio during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    LTC Hal Moore at LZ X-Ray

    LTC Hal Moore, Commander of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, on the radio during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • UH-1 aircraft of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, carry wounded 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Soldiers away during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    Air Mobility at LZ X-Ray

    UH-1 aircraft of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, carry wounded 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Soldiers away during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • A Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, on the radio during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    Cavalryman at LZ X-Ray

    A Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, on the radio during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • A Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    Cavalryman at LZ X-Ray

    A Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    Brothers in Arms at LZ X-Ray

    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • A wounded Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, is attended to by fellow comrades during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    Helping the Wounded at LZ X-Ray

    A wounded Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, is attended to by fellow comrades during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, carry a wounded comrade to a waiting UH-1 of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    Medevac at LZ X-Ray

    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, carry a wounded comrade to a waiting UH-1 of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov...

  • A Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    A Cavalryman at LZ X-Ray

    A Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, gathered together heating rations during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    Chow Time at LZ X-Ray

    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, gathered together heating rations during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • A Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    A Cavalryman at LZ X-Ray

    A Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • A wounded Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, is assisted by two fellow comrades during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    Helping the Wounded at LZ X-Ray

    A wounded Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, is assisted by two fellow comrades during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • A Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    Cavalryman at LZ X-Ray

    A Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • A wounded Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, is watched over by a fellow comrade during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    Never Leave a Fallen Comrade

    A wounded Soldier of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, is watched over by a fellow comrade during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • During the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, a UH-1 of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, takes off after being unloaded of water and other supplies.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    Take Off at LZ X-Ray

    During the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, a UH-1 of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, takes off after being unloaded of water and other supplies. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • During the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, a UH-1 of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, takes off after being unloaded of water and other supplies.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

    Take Off at LZ X-Ray

    During the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, a UH-1 of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, takes off after being unloaded of water and other supplies. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)"

  • During the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, the wounded are rushed to the waiting UH-1 of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion.  Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965) "

    Air Mobility at LZ X-Ray

    During the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, the wounded are rushed to the waiting UH-1 of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965) "

Article Audio

  • The American Soldier at LZ X-Ray
  • Dr. Erik Villard, historian at the US Army Center of Military History, discusses the American Soldier's resilience as demonstrated by the service of the Cavalrymen that served at the 1965 battle for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam.

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