“8th Of November” Military Tribute Tells The Story Of A Vietnam Soldier

YouTube/Big & Rich

On the 8th of November, 1965 nearly 50 American soldiers lost their lives in a battle during the Vietnam War, but a wounded medic laid his life on the line in order to save an incredible number of fellow soldiers.

The remarkable events of Lawrence Joel are forever memorialized in this patriotic anthem written in his honor, “8th Of November”.

Written and recorded by stunning country duo, Big & Rich, this 2006 Top 20 hit is one that will bring a tear to anyone’s eye after listening to the opening introduction, which is read by Kris Kristofferson.


The song tells the story of Operation Hump as seen from they eyes of Niles Harris who was one of the many wounded soldiers saved by Lawrence Joel that fateful day.


Truly one of the most powerful and patriotic songs released to country radio and you’re sure to be overcome with emotion when you watch this music video.


Between this successful single and the accompanying music video, “8th Of November” has earned two CMA nominations, one ACM nomination, and one Grammy nomination proving just how incredible this song is and how much it has meant to people.

Watch this tear-jerking music video below and make sure you keep the tissues handy!