Charlie Company's Journey Home

The Forgotten Impact on the Wives of Vietnam Veterans

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Charlie Company's Journey Home

The Forgotten Impact on the Wives of Vietnam Veterans

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Using countless interviews as well as original diaries and letters, Andrew Wiest lays bare the horror of the Vietnam War for those left behind and the enduring battles they must continue to fight long after their loved ones have returned home.

The human experience of the Vietnam War is almost impossible to grasp – the camaraderie, the fear, the smell, the pain. Men were transformed into soldiers, and then into warriors.

These warriors had wives who loved them and shared in their transformations. Some marriages were strengthened, while for others there was all too often a dark side, leaving men and their families emotionally and spiritually battered for years to come.

Focusing in on just one company's experience of war and its eventual homecoming, Wiest shines a light on the shared experience of combat and both the darkness and resiliency of war's aftermath.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Women of Charlie Company
Chapter 2: Marriage and Training
Chapter 3: Wartime
Chapter 4: Days of Terror
Chapter 5: Loss
Chapter 6: War's End and Homecoming
Chapter 7: Living with Vietnam

Cast of Characters

Product details

Published 18 Oct 2018
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 400
ISBN 9781472827470
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 24pp plate section colour
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Andrew Wiest

Dr Andrew Wiest is University Distinguished Profes…


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