On the 8th of November

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: May 31, 2006 1:25 PM

1965, 48 American soldiers of the 173rd Airborne lost their lives when they were ambushed by as many as 1,200 Viet Cong.

A Mom and Her Blog has the beautiful country video that tells their story.

Here's the story of how the song was written after the band's encounter with a Vietnam Vet who survived the attack.