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Tue Aug 28, 2007 08:24 (XFF:,

I received my hardcover book yesterday and I was up most of the night reading it. To me, it is one of the best Vietnam War books ever written. The vast amount of research and putting the names to the records is OUTSTANDING! This book is one of the "BEST" and shows that the 199th LIB "NEVER BACKED DOWN." When you read the enormous amounts of records on Tet 1968 in the AO you really have to hand a big "Thank You" to Robert L. Tonsetic and what he has accomlished.
On a side note, after Tet 1968, CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite was sent down to to Long Binh by GEN Westmoreland to talk to GEN Fred Weyand who told him about what all was done to block the enemy's move by all the units in the area. Saint Conkite told GEN Weyand that he had a good story, but he was "going to run with the Hue story because he had seen all the bodies there." Cronite not truly understanding the Vietnam War didn't know that those bodies were school teachers, doctors, and people who worked for the allies were murdered by the Viet Cong Terrorists.

Does anyone know or can find out if Walter Cronkite had a son who was draft-age, at this time period?

I think GEN Weyand is really going to like this outstanding book "DAYS OF VALOR" and I am ordering two more books.

Warmest regards to all you Redcathchers!
Don Hall

  • Days of ValorDan Culbert, Sun Aug 26 06:33
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    • DAYS OF VALOR — Don C. Hall, Tue Aug 28 08:24
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