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My Year in Vietnam - Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories

My Year in Vietnam - Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
7:00 PM

Loosemore Auditorium, GVSU Pew Grand Rapids Campus


A presentation series organized by the GVSU Veterans History Project, with Professor James Smither as moderator.

More than 2.3 million Americans served in and around Vietnam between 1961 and 1973, and each one has a unique story to tell. Their stories go well beyond the traditional stereotypes, both negative and positive, of the American soldier in Vietnam.

The panelists include not only combat infantrymen from the Army and Marine Corps, but also radiomen, medical corpsmen, engineers, artillerists, officers, various support personnel, a dog handler, a prison guard and a Special Forces member.

In each of 10 presentations, September 25 - April 9, three Vietnam veterans with overlapping experiences will tell their stories and take questions from the audience. All presentations start at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The December 3 presentation, After Tet 1968-69, includes stories by Ron Howell, Dennis Bassett and Tom Sibley.

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