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Andrew Wiest
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20 Jan 2014 General Military
In the spring of 1966 the 9th Infantry Division was reactivated as part of the military build up during the Vietnam War. At the time the war was still popular at home, the tide of public opinion was yet to swing against the conflict and across the nation farm boys from the Midwest, surfers from California, city-slickers from Cleveland, and share croppers from the south opened their mail to discover Uncle Sam's invitation to join the 9th Infantry Division. Charlie Company was part of the 9th and representative of the melting pot of America. But, unlike the majority of other companies in the US Army, the men of Charlie Company were a close-knit family. They joined up together, trained together, and were deployed together. This is their story. From the joker who roller-skated into the Company First Sergeant's office wearing a dress, to the nerdy guy with two left feet who would rather be off somewhere inventing computers, and the everyman who just wanted to keep his head down and get through un-noticed and preferably unscathed. Written by leading Vietnam expert Dr Andrew Wiest, The Boys of '67 tells the unvarnished truth about the war in Vietnam, recounting the fear of death and the horrors of battle through the recollections of the young men themselves. America doesn't know their names or their story, the story of the boys of Charlie, young draftees who had done everything that their nation had asked of them and received so little in return lost faces and silent voices of a distant war.

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  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing; Reprint edition (20 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472803337
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472803337
  • Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 12.6 x 3.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Thoughtful and richly detailed, this outstanding account ... takes us into the forbidding Mekong River Delta with the men of Charlie Company, to witness their harrowing firefights and their fleeting victories." Hugh Ambrose, author of The Pacific "compelling... a fine blend of military and social history, sympathetic, well-written but analytically rigorous." Professor Gary Sheffield, BBC History Magazine Best Books of the Year 2012 "The Boys of '67 is an exceptionally well researched and well told story of a US Army infantry company in Vietnam. Charlie Company trained together, fought together, and bled together. Andrew Weist sheds light and understanding on the human and psychological dimension of war and the aftermath ... It is a story of courage, comradeship, tribulation, suffering, and perseverance." Brigadier General H.R. McMaster, author of Dereliction of Duty "The Boys of '67 ... is a story of men who routinely put their lives into each others' hands. It is a story of fear and heroism, of waste, confusion, boredom and their impact on those who return home. Wiest's empathy and perception make the book as emotionally compelling as it is intellectually penetrating, impossible to read with a detached mind or dry eyes." Dennis Showalter, author of Hitler's Panzers: The Lightning Attacks that Revolutionized Warfare "A powerful account of conflict, Andrew Wiest's The Boys of '67 provides what is all-too-rare, a 'face of battle' account that is at once scholarly and well-written, perceptive and engaging." Jeremy Black, author of War since 1945 "This is a story of men at war in the tradition of Band of Brothers. It is a remarkable book written by a master storyteller and meticulous historian. Professor Wiest effectively demonstrates in extremely personal terms the impact of the war, both good and bad, on the soldiers who did the fighting, while also very eloquently addressing the cost of the war on those left behind at home. I cannot recommend it strongly enough, particularly for fellow Vietnam veterans and their families, military historians, and anyone interested in what American soldiers went through in the Vietnam War." James H. Willbanks, PhD, Vietnam veteran and author of Abandoning Vietnam and The Battle of An Loc "In the final analysis, this book is a superb story of a US Army company in combat... The Boys of '67 is simply a story about war, the things men do in war and the things war does to them. The saga of the American soldier remains an important story that deserves to be told. Readers are in Wiest's debt for making Charlie Company's story accessible to the American public." Col Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret. --Various Sources

Despite that melancholy feel this is a book that I can thoroughly recommend. It gives a valuable insight into the life of the ordinary soldier early in the American involvement in Vietnam, and includes a fascinating series of post-war biographies, tracing the often difficult struggles of many of the survivors to adapt to their post-war lives. --Historyofwar.org

Despite that melancholy feel this is a book that I can thoroughly recommend. It gives a valuable insight into the life of the ordinary soldier early in the American involvement in Vietnam, and includes a fascinating series of post-war biographies, tracing the often difficult struggles of many of the survivors to adapt to their post-war lives. --Historyofwar.org

Despite that melancholy feel this is a book that I can thoroughly recommend. It gives a valuable insight into the life of the ordinary soldier early in the American involvement in Vietnam, and includes a fascinating series of post-war biographies, tracing the often difficult struggles of many of the survivors to adapt to their post-war lives. --Historyofwar.org

About the Author

Dr Andrew Wiest is Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi and is also the founding director of the Center for the Study of War and Society. After attending the University of Southern Mississippi for his undergraduate and masters degrees, Dr Wiest went on to receive his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1990. Specializing in the study of World War I and Vietnam, he has served as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Warfighting Strategy in the United States Air Force Air War College. Since 1992 Dr Wiest has been active in international education, developing the award-winning Vietnam Study Abroad Program. A widely published author, Wiest s titles include Vietnam s Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN (New York University), which won the Society for Military History s Distinguished Book Award; America and the Vietnam War (Routledge); Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land (Osprey); and Passchendaele and the Royal Navy (Greenwood Press). Additionally Dr Wiest has appeared in and consulted on several historical documentaries for the History Channel, Granada Television, PBS, the BBC, and for Lucasfilm. Wiest lives in Hattiesburg with his wife Jill and their three children Abigail, Luke and Wyatt.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving Experience 5 July 2013
By Will
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I read and have read very many books on warfare, mainly the two world wars and Vietnam both fiction and non fiction and found this book to be so rewarding as the reader gets to know about the individuals before during and after the conflict whereas many of the non fiction autobiographies are based only on the wartime experience. Very moving, I may be UK but the story of those in Charlie Company won't be forgotten in a long while.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot praise it enough great read. 1 April 2013
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Excellent book follows brand new recruits through their training & introduction to the infantry. They are sent to Vietnam full of confidence at their superior firepower only to find the enemy is often wily enough to get too close for the heavy support weapons to be used. Real eye opener to what the troops on the ground went through. As good a read as CHICKENHAWK !
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 19 Jan 2013
By Jack
Format:Hardcover
This book captured me straight away, it places you amongst the men of Charlie company, puts you in the rice paddies of the Mekong delta. highly recommended for anyone, a very emotive true story of the Bond between men in combat. Excellent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the boys of 67 16 Nov 2012
By stevo
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book came up on my recommended,
usually i pay no interest but really glad i downloaded it!
what a great insight into day to day life of draftee's in what is an overly "hollywooded" genre....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning acount 11 May 2013
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Took me less than a week to read, yet will take me a lifetime to forget. For once i actually shed a tear over the death of some one i never knew. The author of this book takes you right there, your lying in a ditch glad to see a helicopter come in for the wounded only to, well read this book. This book should be required reading at Sandhurst, West point or whatever place sends men off to war.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As Good A Book On Vietnam As You Will Read 23 Mar 2013
By R. Rose
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Most books on Vietnam are written from a single person perspective. This is unusual in that it follows a unit rather than an individual. Books on a single Company are are mostly due to the American policy of rotating individual men in and out of formations.
This is a great book to read particularly because it follows up the particpant's after the war.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Book 6 Dec 2012
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After a few pages you realise that this is going to be a good book. Like many I have read several books on the Viet Nam War. This must rank as one of the best in my opinion. Not only do you hear about their tour of duty but you also get to know about the men themselves and their families. This makes the book a lot more personal than others. The combat descriptions are very explicit and thought provoking. When the men finally come home you realise that their story is far from over. I lost count of the amount of times I was brought to tears by what I was reading. The book also gives details of Bill Reynolds superb web site so you can research their story even further if you wish. A great read which will have you thinking about it long after you finish reading it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just read it, I doubt you'll be disappointed. 21 Mar 2014
By Mr J D
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A great read.
Up there with "Dispatches" by Michael Herr & "Nam" by Mark Baker in my opinion.
You can't fail to be moved by the experiences of Charlie Company.
On occasions made me laugh, but mostly brought tears to my eyes.
In response to another review on here, I'd say this publication isn't about the wider issues of the conflict. It concerns C company's
experiences and is not intended to be an historical account of the Vietnam war.
Also, as to what the troops motivations were for being there etc, I believe it states that only one member of the company was a volunteer and the rest conscripts so it would seem to me that they had little choice in the matter i.e. they were drafted into the army then sent to Vietnam on the orders of the U.S. government.
In my opinion you don't need to be concerned with any of the above issues, just take this book for what it is and enjoy it.

Maximum respect to all the Charlie Company veterans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 5 days ago by Mr. R. Bellerby
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good and in parts very sad - well worth a ...
Very good and in parts very sad - well worth a read, especialy if you remember the Vietnam war and the sixties.
Published 9 days ago by MCC
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 10 days ago by Markham
5.0 out of 5 stars The lottery of war
Anybody can die at any time,just stepping in the wrong place can mean stepping on a mine,being hit by a sniper. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M R TAYLOR
4.0 out of 5 stars Very detailed, almost a history book
This book was very detailed and lead you through many details of the soldiers lives. At some points it was in my opinion too much detail on their previous jobs etc. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dee414
5.0 out of 5 stars Very moving
An excellent read. I found myself getting emotionally attached to charlie company so much so that I could feel the tears starting as I read the stories of their lives after... Read more
Published 2 months ago by john g mcmillan
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
An incredible and deeply moving insight into this awful war. You will meet and even come to love and respect these people for who they were and what they tried to do. Read more
Published 3 months ago by paul hind
5.0 out of 5 stars best vietnam book,i have read
a top read from start to finish, as good if not better than band of brothers. great history, sad loss of young men
Published 3 months ago by dilys kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars terrifying ... brave young people!
One of those set of tales that make you feel you are glad someone documented them even if you are pleased you couldn't be there.
Published 4 months ago by Paulo Pavel
3.0 out of 5 stars homage
this documents the members of charlie company from training to dying as they,re mauled by the vc in well set ambushes. Read more
Published 4 months ago by m. dosa
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