Foreword and "Lessons That Were Learned" by General Paul F. Gorman (U.S. Army, Ret.)
In November 1967, the 272d Regiment of the 9th VC Division...successfully ambushed 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry. This vivid account of that action has been written by a veteran who was there, drawing on the experience of fellow Blue Spaders. . . . The engagement described [within this book] probably gratified their North Vietnamese commanders, but at its end the Blue Spaders controlled the battlefield, recovered their wounded and dead, and went on to regain battle readiness, taught by their experience at Srok Rung to be newly wary of a more capable foe.--From the Foreword by General Paul F. Gorman
This book includes numerous references that shed light on the personality and character of First Sergeant Pascal Poolaw, the most highly decorated American Indian in U.S. military history who was killed in the battle, and was featured in the Ken Burns Vietnam War series.
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