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My Year in Vietnam - Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories

My Year in Vietnam - Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories

When
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
1:30 PM

Where
NOTE - the series moves, for this presentation only, to the Browne Center at Aquinas College, 1607 Robinson Rd. at Woodward Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Category
Humanities

Description
A presentation series organized by the GVSU Veterans History Project, with Professor James Smither as moderator, and co-sponsored by the Aquinas College Lifelong Learning Center.

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 other presentations start at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The March 18 presentation, Cambodia and Ripcord1970, includes stories by Al Walker, Bob Anderson and Jeff Wilcox.

For more details and a complete schedule visit http://www.gvsu.edu/vethistory/