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Welcome to the official site for the award-winning documentary, Silent Victory: the Story of Company F, 51st Long Range Patrol (Airborne) Infantry and Don Hall's Vietnam memoir, I SERVED.

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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 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.

This web site
is dedicated to
Col. William C. Maus, Jr.
(U.S. Army, retired)
1928 - 1998

(Photo courtesy of
Bob Edwards)




Film Festivals
& Awards




of Operations
in  Vietnam




Tet '68

Map of




Michael Yon reports from Iraq. Read about CSM Jeff Mellinger.




Click here to go to the SILENT VICTORY website.
Click here to download a PowerPoint presentation

E-mail annette at i-served.com to be notified when the DVD version of SILENT VICTORY is available.

Broadcasters, cablecasters, internet broadcasters, DVD distributors:
Silent Victory
has not been broadcast nationally. We are looking for a national broadcast deal, and a commercial DVD distribution deal. If you are interested, contact us. We own full rights to both Silent Victory and I Served (see below) and are open to bundling them together, which would offer an attractive combined product for your customers. Silent Victory is 73 minutes long. There is also a 56-minute version available.

Executive Producers Don C. Hall and Annette R. Hall are the authors of Don C. Hall's memoir, I SERVED.

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.

I SERVED is "Romeo & Juliet," "Oliver Twist," "All Quiet on the Western Front," and "Catch-22," all rolled up into one.

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About the authors/executive producers:
Author and Executive Producer Don C. Hall grew up in a Catholic orphanage in Roanoke, Virginia 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 Company F, 51st Long Range Patrol (Airborne) Infantry. 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.

In addition to co-authoring I SERVED,
Annette R. Hall designed and produced the book, created the promotional pieces and web site for their projects, and, with the help of talented producer/director Virginia Hashii, produced SILENT VICTORY. Don Hall's extensive collection of documentation from the National Archives was instrumental in making both I SERVED and SILENT VICTORY as accurate as possible.

Don and Annette have known each other since the eighth grade and were married in July 1968. They have one daughter and live in Washington State.

Annette and Don Hall

annette at i-served dot com (
spelled appropriately).

"Company F, 51st Infantry is the finest and the most professional long-range reconnaissance force in the United States Army. Its members have killed more of the enemy with fewer losses than any similar unit. More importantly, Company F, 51st Infantry has been the main eyes and ears for II Field Forces, Vietnam, and many of the past year's battalion and brigade operations conducted in III Corps Tactical Zone have been based upon information developed by the men of Company F. It is a proud outfit and I am privileged to have it in my command."

--Fred C. Weyand
Lieutenant General, USA

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were Treated and Appreciated by their nation." 
 -- George Washington


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The text and images contained on this web site, along with the design of the site itself are © Don C. Hall and Annette R. Hall. All rights are reserved. Any copying, distribution, retransmission, or modification of any of the material on this site, whether in electronic or hard-copy form, is prohibited without the express written permission of Don C. Hall and Annette R. Hall. Permission is granted to download and print materials from this web site only for the purposes of viewing, reading, and/or retaining for reference.

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