Full version Tiger Bravo s War: An epic year with an elite airborne rifle company of the 101st
Bravo s War follows a band of young paratroopers, from the very same battalion in the elite 101st Airborne Division as portrayed in Stephen Ambrose s World War II best seller Band of Brothers, during their first year of combat in the Vietnam War - - from a bayonet charge in an infamous VC stronghold and street fighting during the 1968 Tet Offensive, to a rescue of a surrounded platoon and rock and roll in the mess all, and much more. Thirty of their number would be killed in action and, collectively, they would amass a staggering 150 Purple Hearts. It is also about everyday life in a war zone and the strange, often harsh, sometimes beautiful, tropical environment in which the war was fought. Lastly, it is a soldier s tale of the young men of Tiger Bravo - - the son of a World war II Japanese fighter pilot who wins a Silver Star fighting as an American infantryman; the tough kid from rural Texas, who leaves his job cleaning astronaut offices in Houston to volunteer to be a paratrooper; the medic, abandoned by his mother, who would find in Tiger Bravo the family he never had, and many others with their own unique story.