An American Town and the Vietnam War

Stories of Service from Stamford, Connecticut

Not Yet Published


FALL 2018

Available on backorder

SKU: 9781476674469 Categories: , , ,

About the Book

Hundreds of Americans from the town of Stamford, Connecticut, fought in the Vietnam War. Of those, 29 did not return. These men and women came from all corners of the town. They were white and black, poor and wealthy. Some had not finished high school; others had graduate degrees. They served as grunts and helicopter pilots, battlefield surgeons and nurses, combat engineers and mine sweepers. Greeted with indifference and sometimes hostility upon their return home, they learned to suppress their memories in a nation fraught with political, economic and racial tensions. Now in their late 60s and 70s, these veterans have begun to tell their stories, which have been collected and recorded in this book.

About the Author(s)

Tony Pavia is a retired American history teacher and the former principal of Stamford High School, Trinity Catholic High School, and New Canaan High School. He lives in Naples, Florida.
Matt Pavia teaches English and American Studies at Connecticut’s Darien High School. He lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Bibliographic Details

Tony Pavia and Matt Pavia
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 100 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7446-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3335-0
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“Gripping and emotionally wrenching tales by young men from a Connecticut town who were called on to fight an unpopular war and then were treated like pariahs when they returned.”—Jack Cavanaugh, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of Tunney, Giants Among Men and Season of ‘42