New York: Random House, 1992. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 6 1/4 X 9 1/2 Inches. 412 PP. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2543
First printing with full and complete number line the "2" (as called for by Random House) on the copyright page. Original price of $25.00 intact. Signed and inscribed by Lt. General Harold G. Moore and Joseph Galloway to Colonel Tim Brown, Commander of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Brown, Moore's commanding officer on the eve of the Battle of Ia Drang, is the office who gave Moore and his men the order "to conduct an airmobile assault" in the Ia Drang Valley on the morning of November 14, 1965. The Battle of the Ia Drang Valley was the first major battle of the Vietnam War.
Signed by Lt. Gen. Hal Moore - "For Brig. General Tim Brown. My mentor, my leader in the 11th Air Assault days at Benning & in the 1st Cav. in Vietnam. Tim, I will forever be grateful for your superb leadership & timely help to my beleagured 7th Cav battalion in X-Ray. It made the difference. With great respect and gratitude. Hal Moore 12/14/92
Signed by Joe Galloway - "For BG Tim Brown - Old and good friend who permitted a kid reporter to tag along on a ride into history in the Ia Drang Valley. With Respect, Joseph L. Galloay 14 Dec. '92"
The book was originally released on October 20, 1992, this copy signed in the year of publication. Basis for the Mel Gibson film of the same name. Slightest hint of wrinkling at DJ edges. Hint of wear to the Schwarzkopf sticker affixed to the front DJ panel. An impressive example of one of the most important books to come out of the Vietnam War.