New book by D. & Z. Telfair & T. Vaughn follows the lives of 14 military officers

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Soldiers from 1962 officer candidate school class share wartime experiences in new memoir, ‘The Boys of Benning’

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It was an honor for me to be in the midst of these men more than 50 years ago and their stories fill me with pride.

In their new book “The Boys of Benning: Stories from the Lives of Fourteen Infantry OCS Class 2-62 Graduates” (published by AuthorHouse), Dan Telfair, Zia Telfair and Thomas B. Vaughn highlight the lives of 14 graduates of a 1962 infantry officer candidate school (OCS) class. These men came from all across the United States to compete for officership in the U.S. Army. Emerging victorious from the crucibles of OCS, they went on to serve the nation in and out of the U.S. Army.

Twelve of these 14 men served combat tours in Vietnam, where most were wounded in action, some more than once. They were the point men in the Cold War. Beyond the battlefields of Vietnam and the long war’s divisive impact on American unity, these “Boys of Benning” persevered in their patriotic duty.

They rose to the challenges and opportunities of higher rank and responsibility with confidence born from competence. Despite their diverse backgrounds and subsequent achievements, they share a common bond, forged at Fort Benning and strengthened by their long service to the nation and their respective communities, where they continue to serve with distinction.

“It was an honor for me to be in the midst of these men more than 50 years ago and their stories fill me with pride,” former OCS Tactical Officer and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Powell A. Moore says about “The Boys of Benning.” “I strongly recommend this book.”

The Boys of Benning
By D. & Z. Telfair & T. Vaughn, Editors
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 284 pages | ISBN 9781481717106
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 284 pages | ISBN 9781481717120
E-Book | 284 pages | ISBN 9781481717113
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Authors
Dan and Zia Telfair are both from military families. Dan spent 24 years on active duty, three years of which were in South East Asia, retiring as a lieutenant colonel, Regular Army. Zia spent eight years on active duty in the U.S. Army, and finished 21 years of total service by staying in the National Guard and Army Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant colonel, USAR.

Thomas B. Vaughn spent over 30 years on active duty, including two tours in Vietnam and one in the Pentagon. He began his military career as a private and retired as a Regular Army colonel at Fort Campbell, Ky., in 1988. Since then he has been a radio personality, college teacher, newspaper columnist, political consultant, public speaker, songwriter and music publisher.

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