Freedom At All Costs

by Daniel K. Luc

Freedom At All Costs

FREEDOM, an inalienable right endowed by the Creator, is granted to many as a privilege from the day of birth. But for Daniel K. Luc, it was as elusive as the enemy he fought in the jungle during the Vietnam War. While serving as an army interpreter to the U.S. military advisors in the spring of 1972, on what seemed to be a routine intelligence briefing visit to a small border town near Cambodia, he and U.S. Army officer, Major Thomas A. Davidson, became trapped in one of the fiercest battles in the war – the battle of Loc Ninh. After their camp was overrun by a huge North Vietnamese Army and surrounded by the enemy, both men had to find their way back to their friendly forces. Even in the midst of the bloody and cruel fighting and trying to evade being captured, they discovered true faith, friendship and humanity.

The fall of Saigon in 1975, stripped every hope that Daniel’s country could ever be free again. He and his young family joined others, the so called “boat people”, to make a desperate gamble with their lives. They sailed into the roaring sea in an overcrowded and rickety fishing boat in search of freedom and a better life on distant shores.

This personal, fascinating story of faith will inspire those who love freedom and are willing to pay the cost necessary to defend it.

The War We Came To Fight: A Study of the Battle of An Loc, April – June, 1972

BG John D. Howard, ret.

June 1974

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John D. Howard Report - The War We Came To Fight: A Study of the Battle of An Loc in the Vietnam War

Armor: Aircraft Employment On a Battlefield in South Vietnam

Gen. Walter F. Ulmer, Jr.

May/June, 1974

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Armor Article 1974 by General Walter Ulmer about Vietnam War Aircraft Employment

Armor: Notes on Enemy Armor

Gen. Walter F. Ulmer, Jr.

January/February, 1973

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Armor Article 1973 by General Walter Ulmer Article About Enemy Armor during Vietnam War

An Loc: The Unfinished War

by General Tran Van Nhut

The autobiography of General Tran Van Nhut, the province chief of An Loc, translated into English by Christian L. Arevian and published by Texas Tech.

Abandoning Vietnam

How America Left & South Vietnam Lost Its War

by James H. Willbanks, Ph.D.

Abandoning Vietnam by James H. Willbanks

America’s Last Vietnam Battle

by Dale Andrade

America's Last Vietnam Battle, historical book discussing the Battle of An Loc

Dale Andrade,

Senior Historian

Center of Military History

Washington, DC

Dale Andrade, Author of America's Last Vietnam Battle

The Battle of An Loc

by Lt. Col. James H. Willbanks, U.S. Army (Ret.)

The Battle of An Loc, historical book analzying one of the battles from the Vietnam War

James H. Willbanks, Ph.D.

Director, Department of History

U.S. Army Command & General Staff College

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

James H. Willbanks, Ph.D., Author of The Battle of An Loc

Dr. James H. Willbanks, Lt. Col. (ret.), Director of Military History, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, was serving with Advisory Team 87, 18th ARVN Division in Xuan Loc when he volunteered to replace wounded advisors in An Loc on April 12, 1972. He was wounded eighty-eight days later on July 9, 1972 and had to be air-lifted out.