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

by Robert H Sholly

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

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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.


 Comments from readers…

“This is war… Not many books about combat ever really catch it. This one has, and in a language everyman can grasp… It’s a terrific book.”

~ Dr. William Hammond, author of the multi-volume Vietnam series, The Military and the Media, and Reporting Vietnam, Leopold Award winner

“I think this book may be the best account written about combat in Vietnam. Put Sholly right up there with Phillip Caputo, James Webb, and Tim O’Brien as far as writing goes, but this is no novel. I don’t think anyone can touch him for a non-fiction account.”

~ Mike Boren, director of Big Bend Natural History Assoc.

“An amazing tribute and legacy to all infantrymen. Stephen Ambrose (Band of Brothers) wrote so eloquently of combat heroism. Bob Sholly LIVED it AND wrote about it. He has immortalized the courage, bravery and spirit of America’s finest. This book should be mandatory reading for every citizen in this country.”

~ Jack Avant, Colonel USA (Ret.)

Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors is a first hand account of a soldier’s daily life in the combat zone during the Vietnam War. The reader is immersed in the youthful courage that permeates our hero’s actions and the humor that helps him survive the mayhem.”

~ US Review of Books

“I found the book compelling from many angles. It is a powerful addition to the record of a conflict, much of what we see is politicized. This book is a soldier’s story from start to finish…”

~ General Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret.) 32nd Chief of Staff and President of the Association of the U.S. Army

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