During the mid-70s, Hollywood began beseiging audiences with Vietnam war movies. Most of these films; the ones I saw, were terrribly flawed, lacked authenticity, and depicted the American infantry soldier in less than a honorable light. Well, what else could be expected from Hollywood filmmakers and their anti-war agendas. Anything depicting the US military in a bad way was the popular way to go and that surely would bring smiles to those in the anti-war movement. They, afterall worked hand in hand. Later on another film was released about the war in Vietnam which earned a thumbs up in my book and for the most part was done right this time. The details were pretty much up to snuff, though not perfect. The film depicted in 1965 a U.S. Army Battalion, 7th Cavalry of the 1st Cavalry Diivision being overrun by 2,000 North Vietnamese (regulars) troops in the Central Highlands of Vietnam's 'Ia Drang Valley. If if ever there was a better film about Vietnam, this in my opinion is it. "WE WERE SOLDIERS...Once And Young".. a true story.