Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired U.S. Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions as a pilot during the Battle of Ia Drang on November 14, 1965 in South Vietnam. During the battle, he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to evacuate more than 70 wounded and bring ammunition and supplies to US forces. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown more than 900 combat missions.
Hal Moore and Joe Galloway wrote one of the most compelling war stories you will ever read. Written about the battle of the Ia Drang Valley during the Vietnam war, "We Were Soldiers..." gives you an idea of what battle is really like. It's no Hollywood movie, to be sure. Get this one and read it start to finish.