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, Andrew Wiest shines a light on the shared experience of combat and both the darkness and resiliency of war's aftermath.
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Table of Contents
Prologue Preface Introduction 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 Conclusion Afterword Cast of Characters