Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Col (Ret.) Bob Edwards ’60

The Battle of Ia Drang was the first major battle between the United States Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam, also referred to as the North Vietnamese Army. Hear from US Army Col (Ret.) Bob Edwards ’60 as he recounts his involvement as a commander in the 1965 LZ X-Ray campaign at Ia Drang which was depicted in the subject of the best selling book – We Were Soldiers Once…And Young and then the movie We Were Soldiers. While not required, should attendees wish to learn more about the Battle of Ia Drang prior to his virtual talk, Edwards suggests reading the book which is much more factually accurate. Socializing following the talk may be divided into breakout rooms by class year if there are too many participants for a one room social.

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