After you read the piece by Fleabaggs, read the following by Joe Galloway, the reporter who hitched a ride to Ia Drang as LTC Moore fought the first major battle of the American-Vietnamese war:
Infinite sadness for all scarred by the final Vietnamese war against the white men. May they each find peace, finally.
Flash cut to today, where much smaller men and women are playing for much higher stakes against an very serious adversary facing an existential threat from the USG.
May God watch over the innocent in the coming catastrophe, and may He hold accountable those cursed fools who bring it into being.