They were young and brave

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So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger

A stunning successor to his best selling novel Peace Like a River, Leif Engers new work is a rugged and nimble story about an aging train robber on a quest to reconcile the claims of love and judgment on his life, and the failed writer who goes with him.
In 1915 Minnesota, novelist Monte Becket has lost his sense of purpose. His only success long behind him, Monte lives simply with his wife and son. But when he befriends outlaw Glendon Hale, a new world of opportunity and experience presents itself. Glendon has spent years in obscurity, but the guilt he harbors for abandoning his wife, Blue, over two decades ago, has lured him from hiding. As the modern age marches swiftly forward, Glendon aims to travel back to his past--heading to California to seek Blues forgiveness. Beguiled and inspired, Monte soon finds himself leaving behind his own family to embark for the unruly West with his fugitive guide. As they desperately flee from the relentless Charles Siringo, an ex-Pinkerton whos been hunting Glendon for years, Monte falls ever further from his family and the law, to be tempered by a fiery adventure from which he may never get home.
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History Buffs: We Were Soldiers

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HOLLYWOOD -- Americans have a unique opportunity witness a battle that turned the Vietnam police action into a full-scale war, thanks in part to deliberately misleading reports by our government. It was the battle of Ia Drang Valley, actually two fire fights in which Americans were slain and 2, North Vietnamese army troops killed. Late last year Forrest Sawyer, host-narrator of 'Day One,' flew to the Central Highlands battlefield with 11 survivors, among them commanding officer Lt. Harold G. Moore retired and Joseph L. And Young. The show ranges back and forth between the carnage as it took place and interviews on the battlefield with both American and Vietnamese survivors.

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After reading the book in , ABC officials decided to produce a television piece for the "Day One" Monday night show hosted by Forrest Sawyer link to view the show is below. Producer , and two 2-person TV crews flew to Vietnam. The veterans are listed below. Included are their military ranks, duty positions, and Ia Drang Battlefields they fought on:. In Hanoi, the veterans met for two hours with Lt. They are:. The next day, the Americans, along with Lt.

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