The Boys of '67

The Boys of '67

Charlie Company's War in Vietnam

Book - 2012
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Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Long Island City, NY : Osprey Pub., 2012
ISBN: 9781780962023
1780962029
9781780968902
9781780968940
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 WIEST
Characteristics: 376 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Boys of Sixty-seven
Boys of 1967

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abm4011
Aug 28, 2017

I have not read this book yet, but do have it on hold and look forward to delving into it. I was drafted during that same period, but was lucky enough to spend my service in Germany. I did observe many service members who rotated out of Nam and came to Germany to complete their service. Most had emotional scars which caused many problems in the ranks on a day to day basis. The war in Nam was a turning point emotionally for our entire country. I believe this book would be good for anyone to read and learn from.

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GilbertMartin
Aug 26, 2017

This book helped me gain a much better understanding of the day-to-day frustrations and terrors faced by regular "on the ground" soldiers in Vietnam. But most of all, I think it illustrates the deep and lasting emotional effects of war, and why the those who did not serve cannot achieve the fundamental bond that combat veterans share. A good and worthwhile read, especially for boomers like myself who grew up watching tragically unrealistic depictions of war in the media.

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BrendanRogers
Jan 25, 2015

In this age of a all volunteer military, significant media attention is given to special operations warfighting. This book tells the story of a group of people that were drafted together to fight in Vietnam together. It tells the stories of everyday people called to perform extraordinary sacrifice. The book additionally follows service members after the war, uncovering additional impacts of combat.

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flightops70
Jan 29, 2013

Lots of names and home towns. I'm not sure about some of the things that are mentioned like living off base during basic. That sounds off to my experience. Also the spitting protestors I didn't buy. GI's landed at Military airports and there were no protesters around carrying signs and spitting on us returning vets. Some parts smell fishy to me but that is just my opinion

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Jun 10, 2013

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill; that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

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