Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors by Robert Sholly


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Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors
Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam

by Robert H Sholly, Colonel, USA (Ret.)

“The best book I have ever read about combat in Vietnam.”
Major General Thomas P. Lynch, USA (Ret.)

What was it like to be on the front lines in a controversial war thousands of miles away from home?

A powerful and moving account of a highly-decorated battalion’s journey through extraordinary times, Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors reads like an action/ adventure novel, but portrays the unvarnished truth of soldiers’ experiences in the jungles of Vietnam.

The winner of 20 book awards, Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors tells the dramatic story of the Vietnam War through the eyes of Colonel Robert Sholly and the soldiers under his command in his combat rifle battalion. Sholly’s troop served with distinction, earning four individual Medals of Honor and three Presidential Unit Citations.

This spellbinding book brings the war to vivid life through the use of eyewitness accounts, maps, pictures and excerpts from letters home. Readers will experience the hostile natural environments and battles with North Vietnamese intent on killing as many Americans as possible, and gain new appreciation for the soldiers forming life-long bonds of brotherhood.

Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors chronicles the beginning of the famous “Nine Days in May” battles of the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam and the heroes who fought them. Personal accounts of boys become men reveal the riveting events of firefights, human wave attacks, hand-to-hand combat, overrun units, survivors, and sacrifice that combine to tell the story in action-packed detail.

This critically-praised book was the Grand Prize Winner of the Great Southeast Book Festival, the winner of the Military Non-Fiction Award given by the National Indie Excellence Awards and recipient of 18 other book awards.

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Picture of US Medal of HonorGet your copy of Robert Sholly’s MEN OF THE MEDAL report.

The Medal of Honor is the highest award given for bravery and valor above and beyond the call of duty. Sneak a peek behind the scenes to meet the four men who saved lives and earned their country’s highest and most distinctive award for their actions. Come face to face with a bit of history as you read the citations that proclaimed their heroism. The entire country owes its thanks for their sacrifices.


Robert H. Sholly:
Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

pic1bAs a result of the international peacekeeping efforts of the men of UNTSO and other UN organizations, Colonel Sholly shared the award of the 1988 Nobel International Peace Prize with other UN peacekeepers.

Colonel Robert H. Sholly served as the Chief of Operations of the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), headquartered in Jerusalem from 1981-1983. The mission area encompassed Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

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Excerpt from Foreword by General Gordon R. Sullivan

U.S. Army (Ret.), 32nd Chief of Staff and President of the Association of the U.S. Army

“Over the years I have read many memoirs regarding Vietnam combat action; few have come as close as Young Soldiers, Amazing Warriors to touching the essential nature of life as a combat infantryman at the cutting edge. From beginning to end, this is a Soldier’s story – then-Captain Bob Sholly was, and remains, a Soldier’s Soldier. He telegraphs his respect for our profession as well as his abiding faith in the inherent power of well-trained disciplined, adaptive and courageous American Soldiers.

The essence of the Army is found in the faces and names of those who served in B Company during these difficult days. Their deeds were, and are, enabled by weapons and things, but there is no doubt in my mind that nothing accomplished by the men of B Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry was achieved by weapons alone. Their courageous sacrifices and selfless dedication to their unit and their comrades is a tribute to them and them alone. It was a handful of American Soldiers walking into that valley in Vietnam all alone who etched their names on the tablets of Army history with their courage, blood and precious lives. This collective memoir of survivor memories, official records, reflective musing leavened by harsh conditions, hand-to-hand combat and almost superhuman performances at all levels, is a tribute to these men and to our Army. This book is a well-written tribute to those who closed with and defeated our enemies during difficult days.

Read this book and learn. There is wisdom within these pages and examples of Soldiers performing their duties until the end. May God rest their souls and ease the pain of those who fought and survived.

If it were up to me, I would make this a mandatory read for the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses.”


Meet The Author

Picture of Robert ShollyRobert H. Sholly, Colonel USA Retired, is a Nobel Peace Prize 1988 recipient as a member of the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces and a multi-award winning Best Selling Author, businessman and professional speaker who enjoys speaking throughout the world on business Leadership and Success, Project Management, Security Issues Foreign and Domestic, Middle Eastern Affairs, the Vietnam War, and Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors. An overview of his many achievements include – .Colonel, US Army (Ret.). Nobel Peace Prize Winner (shared with other UN Peacekeepers). Middle East, Africa, South Asia specialist. Speaks five (5) languages. Hall of Fame, U.S. Army Officer Candidate School. Corporate executive. General Manager of a wholly-owned subsidiary of a Fortune 500 corporation. Sport Parachutist D-268. National Racquetball champion. President, 8th Infantry Regiment Society. ActiVets Board Member. Historian. Multiple Best Selling Author. Winner of 20 Literary Awards. Past VP of Membership, Mid-Pearland Toastmasters. Popular national radio guest. Contact Robert at or call 832-506-7980 to book Robert for your next event.


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