This episode begins a multi-part look at Operation Lom Son 719 a pivotal battle of the Vietnam War. It was as much political as it was military in its planning and it resulted in a seismic change in the airmobile doctrine of the US Army due to heavy losses in US aircraft.
The writer(I) participated in Lom Son 719 from day one to the day we pulled out and. After seeing it first hand, to this day I fully realized that I was in the middle of a history making event. I urge you to listen to whole presentation of this epic operation.