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Wiest to make presentation at National WWII Museum Feb. 9

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 17:32pm | By: David Tisdale

Dr. Andrew Wiest, Distinguished Professor of History at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), will be a guest speaker for a symposium Feb. 9 at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, titled "Guadalcanal: Turning Point in the Pacific.”

The founding director of USM's Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, Dr. Wiest will present "The Pacific War: Pearl Harbor, Singapore, Midway, Guadalcanal, Philippines Sea, Iwo Jima” at the symposium. He will be joined by fellow prominent American historians giving talks at this event.

Dr. Wiest is a widely respected historian of World Wars I and II and the Vietnam War. He is the author of several books, including The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam, which is the basis for the National Geographic Channel and Lou Reda Productions' Emmy-nominated documentary Brothers in War, with Wiest serving as lead historical advisor to the project. His follow-up to The Boys of '67 is Charlie Company's Journey Home: The Forgotten Impact on the Wives of Vietnam Veterans.

For more information about the National World War II Museum and this symposium, visit and click on “Events and Programs.” To learn more about Dr. Wiest, visit