Boys Of 67
Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam
This vibrant graphic novel, adapted from Andrew Wiest's best-selling story of the Boys of '67, covers not only Charlie Company's brutal experiences in the field in Vietnam, but also the impact on the wives and children left behind, and the homecoming that followed.
In the spring of 1966, the US military decided to reactivate the 9th Infantry Division as part of the military build-up for the war in Vietnam. Across the nation, farm boys from the Midwest, surfers from California, and city-slickers from Cleveland opened their mail to find greetings from Uncle Sam. Some of these men, optimistic and looking to serve their country, joined Charlie Company as part of the only division raised, drafted, and trained for service. They deployed together, experiencing the camaraderie, the fear, the smell, the pain, the brutal violence, and senseless deaths.
Back at home, the families of Charlie Company faced their own challenges, confronting fear, loneliness, and uncertainty. As the war came to a close, everyone had irrevocably changed. Some families strove to set the war aside, while others wrestled with the darkness of its aftermath as wives stood by their husbands through homelessness, alcoholism, and physical abuse. Some reclaimed their loved ones from the brink of oblivion. Some had only memories to cherish.
Adapted from Andrew Wiest's The Boys of '67 and Charlie Company's Journey Home, this vibrant graphic novel is an emotionally raw and visceral journey through the tragedies, sorrows, and triumphs of the Vietnam War and its aftermath, bringing the experiences of the soldiers and families of Charlie Company vividly to life.
Dr Andrew Wiest is University Distinguished Professor of History and the founding director of the Dale Center for the Study of War & History at the University of Southern Mississippi. Specializing in 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. Wiest's titles include the award-winning
Vietnam's Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN (New York University) and
The Boys of '67 (Osprey) which was the basis for the Emmy-nominated National Geographic Channel Documentary
Brothers in War.
Erik Hendrix was raised on military bases while fed a steady diet of B-movies, science fiction, and comic books. He has become a mad-scientist creator and world-builder through his writing. His curiosity for history was sparked at a young age by his father, a retired Marine and Vietnam Vet, whose passion for genealogy extends back decades. Erik's study of history continued into college, when he took countless extra courses 'for fun', leading into his professional writing career, which include co-writing the graphic novel
D-Day: Storming Fortress Europe for Osprey Publishing.