"Some Even Volunteered" provides a description and evaluation of the life and the achievement of the American soldier in Vietnam trying to "win the hearts and minds" of the Vietnamese. In a style reminiscent of Michael Herr in "Dispatches" but still his own, Bradford relates the story of the First Battalion of the 27th Infantry Regiment (First Wolfhounds) of the 25th Infantry Division as they pacified the district of Tri Tam. The First Battalion - which had the highest body count of any rifle battalion in Vietnam - was air-lifted into an NVA rest area south of Dau Tieng (IIId Brigade basecamp) in the district of Tri Tam on 24 October 1968. They had been ordered to interdict the NVA supply line that stretched from the Ho Chi Minh trail in Cambodia through Dau Tieng to Saigon. They were expected to complete their mission in three days, but they uncovered such an extensive network of headquarters, hospitals, supply, troop concentrations and local support, that the mission was extended to a week, then to a month, and finally to eight months. Eight months later, the Wolfhounds had succeeded. Their fire support base was assaulted three times, their Bridge base twice.They established four independent forts, ran missions throughout the Third Brigade Area of Operations, and accepted the surrender of dozens of Viet Cong and NVA. In effect, they had destroyed an NVA unit of their own size.