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Author Pregent, Dennis G., 1947- author.

Title The boys of St. Joe's '65 in the Vietnam War / Dennis G. Pregent.

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2020]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Colona District PL Stacks - CLNG-7  959.704 PRE    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 232 pages ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction : The Boys of St. Joe's '65 -- When Memory Invades -- A Boy's Life in the Berkshires -- Boot Camp, Parris Island -- First Tour : Okinawa/Vietnam, 1967-1968 -- Second Tour : Quantico/Vietnam, 1968-1971 -- Mike Gorman-Army Helicopter Crew Chief/Gunner -- Russell Roulier-Marine Infantryman -- Joe Daigneault-Marine Infantryman -- Ron Racine-Army Mortarman -- Pat Lupo-Army Mechanized Infantryman -- Leo Chaput-Army Infantryman, Medic -- Mike Chalifoux-Army Mechanized Infantryman -- William "Bill" Buzzell-Army Artillery Unit -- Gary DeMastrie-Navy, Brown Water Sailor -- Jim Luczynski-Army Infantryman -- Carol Bleau Boucher-Civilian Protester.
Summary "Eleven high school friends in idyllic North Adams, Massachusetts, enlisted to serve in Vietnam-one stayed behind to protest the war. All were from patriotic, working-class families, all members of the class of 1965 at Saint Joseph's School. Dennis Pregent was one of them. He and his classmates joined up-most right out of school, some before graduating-and endured the war's most vicious years. Seven served in the Army, three in the Marine Corps, and one in the Navy. After fighting in a faraway place, they saw the trajectories of their lives dramatically altered. One died in combat, another paralyzed, and several still suffer from debilitating conditions five decades later. Inspired by his 50th high school reunion, Pregent located his classmates, rekindled friendships, and-together, over hours of interviews-they remembered the war years"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Pregent, Dennis G., 1947- -- Friends and associates.
Vietnam War (1961-1975) (OCoLC)fst01431664
Chronological Term 1961-1975
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Massachusetts -- North Adams.
Veterans -- Massachusetts -- North Adams -- Biography.
Friendship. (OCoLC)fst00935174
Veterans. (OCoLC)fst01165710
North Adams (Mass.) -- Biography.
Massachusetts -- North Adams. (OCoLC)fst01215186
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781476679716 paperback
1476679711 paperback

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