Only 2 Came Back - Dedicated to Leo Chase Jr. Rick Rescorla LZ Xray Vietnam 1965
This is not a political statement, only a tribute to the men & women who served, some giving their lives serving their country. Keep politics out and honor those who served, especially those who paid the ultimate price no matter what country they served.
Only 2 Came Back - Dedicated to Leo Chase Jr. & Rick Rescorla. Part 3 of 3 part video Vietnam: Service, Sacrifice and Courage.
Leo Chase was born and grew up in St. Augustine, FL and served his country with distinction at the battle of la Drang Valley, or known as "The Valley of Death" in 1965. It was one of the first major battles of the Vietnam War and was one of the war's bloodiest. Leo's unit, the 7th Calvary was also at the battle of the Big Horn, commanded by Col. Custer.
Col. Hal Moore lead his troops in this historical Vietnam battle. We Were Soldiers Once... And Young, written by General Hal Moore and Joseph Galloway, a combat reporter who was there too. Walter J. Marm, Bruce Crandell and Ed Freeman were later awarded Medals of Honor for their heroic actions in this battle. As a Vietnam combat veteran myself there is no better movie, honoring the brave men who served their country in Vietnam.
Leo served with Rick Rescorla, another St. Augustine resident who survived but then gave his life rescuing his fellow coworkers at Morgan-Stanley/Dean-Witter, the largest tenant in the World Trade Center. Rick's heroic actions on the day of the attack, along with his extraordinary foresight and preparation, saved the lives of 2,700 people. His story has been told on television and radio -- in newspapers and magazines -- and in the book Heart Of A Soldier, by Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart. Rick is also on the cover of another book, We Were Soldiers Once... And Young. 9-11 was not the first time Rick had distinguished himself. 9-11 was just the last heroic chapter of his heroic life.and many others at the World Trade Center during that terrible day 9/11.
This documentary was produced by Michael Rothfeld, Florida Veterans Programs and Projects, Inc and the Flagler College TV Workshop class and directed by Josh Wallace. Premier November 7, 2010, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida. Footage and interviews with Vietnam Vets, memories of Special Forces SOG, Army Infantry, Aviation, Marines and Navy personnel.
Leo Chase Jr. and 78 others died in the battle at Ia Drang Valley in 1965, depicted in the movie "We Were Young ... and Soldiers" and 121 were wounded in this battle.
I am proud to have my personal combat footage, taken while serving as a infantryman in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 in this excellent documentary. This documentary depicts some of America's bravest men who served their country with distinction, honor and valor.
Published with permission of the Producer.
After viewing Part 3, watch Part 1 & 2 if you haven't seen them already. WolfieRed1