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This is both a history, a memoir, and a critique of certain combat actions of the 1st Infantry Division during the years: 1966 and 1967. The author requested a transfer from the 2nd of the 54th Infantry, 4th Armored Division, in Germany to the 1st of the 16th Infantry in Vietnam. Arriving shortly after the disastrous battle of August 25th, 1966, he joined a rifle company that was being rebuilt by a Special Forces captain who had replaced the former company commander, KIA in that battle. There the author began to learn the ways of a combat infantryman in a jungle war. After a number of road clearing operations, ambush patrols and search and destroy missions, he describes his battalion’s participation in Operations’ Cedar Falls and Junction City, the largest operations of the Vietnam War. Between operations are descriptions of medical evacuation, hospitals, base camp amusements, rest and recuperation (R+R), and more. In June of 1967, the 1st of the 16th Infantry fought the 271st VC Regiment at the battles of Xom Bo I-II during Operation Billings. During Xom Bo II, the author’s platoon was at the center of the main enemy assault. Out of forty-three men, he was one of eight who walked away. He describes the battle of Onh Thanh, which took place after he left. There, the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry was almost completely destroyed by the 271st. Finally the he describes his own struggles with the memories of the war after he returned home and how he found peace.