College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

My Year in Vietnam: With the Cav

Date: March 27, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Gerald R. Ford Museum


My Year in Vietnam*

Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories

A Presentation Series Organized by the

GVSU Veterans History Project

Dr. James Smither, Moderator

*(actual times may vary, due to illness, injury or other extenuating circumstances)

Over 2.3 million Americans served in and around Vietnam between 1961 and 1973, and each one has a unique story to tell, and 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 presentation, three Vietnam veterans with overlapping experiences will tell their stories and take questions from the audience.

All presentations are free and open to the public. All presentations will be in Loosemore Auditorium in Building E of the DeVos Center on the GVSU downtown campus unless otherwise indicated.  All presentations will start at 7:00 PM unless otherwise indicated.





Thursday, March 27 (rescheduled from Jan. 28):  With the Cav

Presenters:  Barry McAlpine, Mike McGregor, Rich Dorsey

Location:  Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids

Time:  7:00 PM



Wednesday, April 9:  Vietnamization and Withdrawal

Presenters:  Joe Lange, Gabe Hudson, Alan Vande Vusse

Location:  Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, Building E, 1st Floor, GVSU Grand Rapids Campus

Time:  7:00 PM