This web site is dedicated to the memory of Col. William C. Maus, Jr. (1928 - 1998)
SILENT VICTORY is the award-winning documentary about F/51st  Long Range Patrol (Airborne) Infantry, the most successful unit of its kind during the Vietnam War. U.S. Army special- operations units still operate today using lessons learned from F/51st  LRP (Abn) Inf. Despite what the anti-war activists back home in America were saying in protests, in the schools, in the media, and before Congress, the Vietnamese people wanted, and deserved, a chance to be free from Communist tyranny. A real chance for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness was in their grasp during the 1968 Tet Offensive, when F/51st  helped show that the Vietnam war could be won… ...if only the American people had the will.

About the Executive


Author and Executive Producer Don C. Hall grew up in a Catholic orphanage in Roanoke, VA, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1965, shortly after his 17th birthday. He served in Vietnam in 1967–68 as a team leader in Co. F, 51st LRP (Abn) Inf. After leaving the service in 1970, he served as a police officer and then later worked as a private investigator. He is now retired. He and his wife Annette co- wrote I SERVED. His extensive collection of documentation from the National Archives was instrumental in making both I SERVED and SILENT VICTORY as accurate as possible. In addition to co-authoring I SERVED, Annette R. Hall designed and produced the book, created the web site and promotional pieces for their projects, and, with the help of talented producer-director Virginia Hashii, produced SILENT VICTORY. Annette is also a fine artist. *** Media Contact:  
Welcome to the official web site for the award-winning documentary, SILENT VICTORY: the Story of Co. F, 51st Long Range Patrol (Airborne) Infantry, and Don Hall’s Vietnam War memoir, I SERVED.
*** “When the Army is committed, the American people are committed. When the American people lose their commitment,it is futile to try and keep the Army committed. In the final analysis, the American Army is not so much an arm of the Executive Branch as it is an arm of the American people. The Army cannot, therefore, be committed lightly.” — General Frederick C. Weyand (From an interview with Colonel Harry G. Summers, Jr., in the premier issue of Vietnam magazine in 1988)
I SERVED is Romeo & Juliet, Oliver Twist, All Quiet on the Western Front, and Catch- 22, all rolled up into one. I SERVED sets a new standard for Vietnam memoirs. Backed up by thousands of pages of military documentation from the National Archives, Don Hall, a combat team leader in F/51st , tells his personal story of growing up in a Catholic orphanage and serving with F/51st  LRP (Abn) Inf. in Vietnam. *** Click to download a free copy of the first four chapters of “I Served.” Go to this page for links to where you can purchase the book or ebook.
(Photo of Col. Maus courtesy of Bob Edwards)
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