BATTLE OF LA DRANG'S INFLUENCE ON HELICOPTERS IN COMBAT
In November 1965, approximately 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small area in the Ia Drang Valley. Approximately 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers immediately surrounded them, unexpectedly.
Three days later, less than two . . . .