Newswire: Die Hard scribe to script Vietnam series for History Channel

Looking to combine the ’60s ambience of Mad Men with the military camaraderie of Band Of Brothers, History Channel is developing The Boys Of ’67, a scripted series about the First Platoon of Charlie Company, 9th Infantry Division. Charlie Company was one of the last units raised, trained, and deployed en masse to service in Vietnam. Jeb Stuart, writer of Die Hard and The Fugitive as well as several unproduced Indiana Jones screenplays—including Indiana Jones And The Saucermen From Marshas been tapped to write as well as executive produce the project.

The new mini-series will be based on Alex Wiest’s book The Boys Of ’67, for which he interviewed more than 50 officers and enlisted men who served with Charlie Company as well as family members of the veterans. The battles that Charlie Company saw in 1967 were nearly as bloody as better-known battles like the infamous …

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