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Library - Soldiers of a Foreign War, with author Charles McNair, M.D.

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Join Charles McNair, M.D., for discussion and signing of his book “Soldiers of a Foreign War” at the Morris Public Library, on Tuesday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m.

The novel is set seven years into the Vietnam War and depicts the fierce and sustained combat in War Zone C, the location of the Tay Ninh Basecamp and the 83rd Surgical Hospital. Receiving the wounded directly from the battlefield, the men and women of the 83d work to preserve lives of American teenagers sent to fight in an inconvenient war.

"Soldiers of a Foreign War" presents the Vietnam War in all its conflicted complexity. It is told from the enlisted soldiers' perspective and deals with the American and Vietnamese, as they leave their families and enter their countries' respective armies.

Charles McNair enlisted in the medical corps at 19 and was sent to Vietnam where he spent a year at the 45th Surgical Hospital, Tay Ninh, RVN. After discharge in 1971, he returned to college, went to medical school and raised a family. Dr. McNair practiced medicine for thirty-five years. He is now retired and lives in CT.

To register for this FREE event with the Library: 860-567-7440 or

Later Event: September 10
MFC Meeting