Sunday, March 23, 2003

LZ X-Ray

LZ X-Ray is a website devoted to the battles of LZ X-Ray and LZ Albany in the Ia Drang valley of Vietnam, the basis of the very good book We Were Soldiers Once, and Young.


  1. The Marines could of been deployed at LZ-XRay to repel the enemy and rescue the Army troops of 1/7.

  2. Aaron Clay WorthingtonJanuary 20, 2005 at 3:33 PM

    im A Big Follower of LT GEN. Hal Moore and i would like to write to him and tell him how much he inspired me in my life. so if theres anyway i and write to him that would make my day
    future soldier of the army
    Aaron Worthington
    1630 Hill Ave.
    Owensboro KY 42301

    Moore said he wouldnt leave any troop behind on the Battlefield dead or alive.
    Memories of Vietnam
    Submitted by Stephane Moutin-Luyat
    Steve Hansen
    Memories of Vietnam
    Tuesday, July 18, 2006 by Stephane Moutin-Luyat
    Steve Hansen, two-tour veteran of the Vietnam war, shares his thoughts and experiences in
    this fascinating interview.
    ArmChair General
    “Didn’t you go back to the Ia Drang in March for Operation LINCOLN?”
    Steven R. Hansen “Yes, we did return to the Ia Drang.
    ++In fact, we air assaulted back into XRay.
    ++It was quiet.”
    ++The mission was to search for and retrieve the remains of some MIAs.( Missing in Action )
    ++We found them.
    The battlefield had been cleaned up pretty good by both sides.
    We found a scattering of stuff and I noticed the remains of one NVA soldier near the “Ant
    Hill” that sheltered the command post during the battle.
    Isnt it strange! Col. Moore said he brought every one back even the dead.
    ( page 198, We were Soldiers Once and Young.)Hardback
    Moore said he wasnt leaving anyone on LZXRAY !
    He did!, then he sneaks back later to retrive the ones he left behind on X-Ray.