We Were Soldiers Once And Young Analysis

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Thesis: We Were Soldiers Once… and Young is the story of the 7th Calvary under the command of Col. Moore struggle for their survival against thousands of NVA troops, while never giving up composure in the face of certain defeat.

Positive or Negative Leadership example (briefly describe and give relevant page numbers): On page 80 Col. Moore and his troops are on the breaking point after being dropped off by the Hueys and being attacked by the NVA. However unwilling to become the next George Custer he takes charge and calls in Fire Support. But he was unable to identify the enemy positions so by walking back each artillery strike he was able to hit the enemy and save his own men lives.

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Moore uses his past experience from the Korean War and quick thinking to once again save more of his men lives. Needing cover and requesting smoke for cover for a withdrawl just to hearing that no smoke is available he request an White Phosphorus attack which instantly halted the NVA attack and creates cover for his men to retreat.

Positive or Negative Leadership example (briefly describe and give relevant page numbers): On page 220 Col. Moore is not showing extreme strength or courage but rather respect to his men. Hal goes up to his men and begins to salute not because he is a higher rank but because he wants to show his respect. And he even says that if his men had won no one else’s gratitude they had his.

Positive or Negative Leadership example (briefly describe and give relevant page numbers): On page 279 Lt. Payne and his men are pinned down without gunship or artillery support. So here with his men on the brink of collapse he has an realization that it does not matter what your rank was or who you were everyone was fighting for their survival so not sensing panic is able to rally forces and withstand the

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