“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.