They Marched Into Sunlight
Second edition cover
|Genre||Vietnam, War, Historical Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|September 28, 2004|
|Media type||Hardcover and Trade Paperback|
They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 is a 2004 book written by David Maraniss. The book centers around the Battle of Ong Thanh and a protest at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
- Terry de la Mesa Allen, Jr., commander of 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 1st Infantry Division, son of Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen; killed in action in Vietnam October 17, 1967
- Lt. Clark Welch
- Donald Holleder
- Vo Minh Triet
- Paul Soglin
- Jack Schroder
- Woody Woodard
A 2005 documentary film, titled Two Days in October, was based on this book, and produced as part of the PBS series American Experience series. It won a Peabody Award. In the UK, it was also broadcast by BBC Four as How Vietnam was Lost, as part of the channel's Storyville series.
Both Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman have the rights for making a feature film version of Maraniss's book. Their production company Playtone is very interested in having Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum) as director of the project besides re-writing J. Michael Straczynski's first draft. Universal Pictures was expecting to release the film in 2013.
- ISBN 0743217802; September 23, 2003, Simon & Schuster, 592 pages (Hardcover)
- ISBN 0743261046; September 28, 2004, Simon & Schuster, 572 pages (Trade Paperback)