French paratroopers landing in Dien Bein Phu, November 1953
January 09, 2012, 5:03pm / 167
I think anyone that’s ever been in battle is a little bit scared. If he wasn’t, he isn’t up there where the battle was, to me. You’re not really scared, but you know it’s either you or him.
Heroes are funny people. A dead man is not a hero. A hero is the man who makes the other son of a bitch die for his country.
Sergeant Major Basil Plumely
First Battalion 7th Cavalry, First Air Cavalry Division (Airmobile).
Battle of Ia Drang Valley, November 1965
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