MEDAL OF HONOR: Hero Helicopter Pilot at LZ X-Ray | Battle of Ia Drang | Bruce Crandall

MEDAL OF HONOR: Hero Helicopter Pilot at LZ X-Ray | Battle of Ia Drang | Bruce Crandall

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Publish Date:
July 3, 2024
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VIETNAM VETERAN'S STORY
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Among the most celebrated veterans of the Vietnam War, retired U.S. Army Colonel Bruce Crandall is best known for his actions of November 14, 1965, when he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to evacuate more than 70 wounded and bring ammunition and supplies to United States forces under the command of then-Colonel Hal Moore.

Crandall's actions at LZ X-Ray - chronicled in the bestselling memoir from Moore and Joseph Galloway, 'We Were Soldiers Once...and Young' and the subsequent movie featuring Greg Kinnear as Crandall - were fully recognized when he was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2007. Colonel Crandall is a veteran of more than 900 combat missions.

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Timecodes
0:00 - Intro
0:34 - Born and Raised in Olympia, Washington State
0:57 - Military Service
2:18 - Drafted at 19
6:23 - When the Military Became Crandall's Life
7:57 - When Vietnam Called
9:04 - C Model Huey vs. Cobra
11:58 - Deployment Details
18:26 - Ia Drang
24:03 - Medevac
26:30 - Hot Zone Communication
31:08 - Let The Medevac Pilots Do What They Need To Do
33:17 - Teach the Troops.
34:45 - Heroism
36:37 - Conclusion

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By: American Veterans Center
Title: MEDAL OF HONOR: Hero Helicopter Pilot at LZ X-Ray | Battle of Ia Drang | Bruce Crandall
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