.November 14, 1965, Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam—Amidst the low brush, elephant grass and enormous sun-baked termite mounds, clouds of dust lazily drift away from the clearing nicknamed LZ (Landing Zone) X-Ray. In preparation for an air assault by troops from the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, United States artillery has been relentlessly pounding away at the perimeter of the LZ. At 10:48 the helicopter touches down, and Lt. Col. Moore, Sgt. Major Plumley, Capt. Metsker, Bob Ouellette, Al Bosse and Vietnamese translator Mr. Nik become the first boots on the ground at Ia Dran William S. Phillips compellingly depicts the chaos of LZ X-Ray in First Boots on the Ground.

The piece is countersigned by: Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, (Ret.) Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall (Ret.), (MOH), Command Master Sgt. Basil Plumley, (Ret.), Bob Ouellette Al Bosse.
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First Boots on the Ground <br> By Bill Phillips<br> Almost Sold Out!
Dust Off:  Angels of Mercy<br> By Bill Phillips<br>$325<br> Signed by Michael Novosel MOH<br>
Among The Columns of Thor<br> By Bill Philips<br>  $295<br> Very Low Inventory<br>
A Time of Eagles<br> By Bill Phillips<br>Signed by Oscar Coen<br>Only 3 Left
America On the Move<br> By Bill Phillips<br> Very Low Inventory<br>
Belle...Homewardbound by John Young <br> Signed by Bob Morgan
The Battle for Britain<br> By Robert Taylor<br> Amazing Signatures<br>Almost Sold Out!
Leiston Legends by Jim Laurier<br>Chuck Yeager and Bud Anderson Signed<br>
A Vanguard of Eagles<br>By Roy Grinnell<br>Signed by 11 Eagle Squadron Pilots<br>
<big><center>'AVENGING STRIKE" by ROBERT BAILEY<br>EIGHT Doolittle Raider Signatures</big></Center><br>
Eight Doolittle Raider Signatures
Bader's Bus Company<br> Multi Signature<br> By Robert Taylor
Danger! Lightning Nearby <br> Signed by 10 P-38 Aces<br> By Roy Grinnell<br>
REACHING FOR THE STARS <br>by ALAN BEAN<br><b style= "color: blue;font-weight:bold,">    Signed by John Glenn</b>
Debden Eagles By John Shaw <br> Signed by Don Blakeslee<br>
A Shot of  Old Crow<br> By Roy Grinnell<br> Signed by Col. Bud Anderson<br>
Zemke's Wolfpack <br>By Robert Taylor<br> BEST 56th FG SIGNATURES<br>
Westbound: A Date with the General<br> By Bill Phillips<br> 8 Doolittle Signatures<br>
Engaging The Enemy <br> By Bill Phillips <br>5 Doolittle Raider Signatures<br>
FIRST RE-ENTRY by Mike Machat <br><b style="color:red;font-weight: bold;">ORIGINAL AVAILABLE</b>
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet By Mike Machat<br> Signed by Test Pilot Beryl Erickson
D-Day Drop Stick <br> By Robert Taylor<br>Very Low Inventory
The Dambusters - Inbound to Target<br> By Robert Taylor<br>
Ramrod - Outward Bound <br> New Release By John Shaw<br> Multi Signatures
Her Majesty the Queen<br>By Brian Bateman<br>$125<br>6 Crew Signatures<br><b style="color:red;font-weight: bold;">ORIGINAL AVAILABLE</b>


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