College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories--Send the Marines!

Date: September 25, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Loosemore Auditorium

CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce:



"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 on the GVSU downtown campus unless otherwise indicated.  All presentations will start at 7:00 PM.


Sept. 25, 2013:  Send the Marines!:   Louis Dudeck, Mike Woods, Mike Burton

Oct.2, 2013:  The Army and Special Forces Go In:  Bill Schrader, Denny Gillem,  Alan Toms

Oct. 29, 2013:  Piling On:  Ken Scott, Ed Morrin, Michael Raudenbush

Nov. 20, 2013:  Tet 1968:  Gabe Hudson, Larry Groothuis, Ed Henk

Dec. 3, 2013:  After Tet, 1968-69:  Ron Howell, Dennis Bassett, Tom Sibley

Jan. 9, 2014:  With the Marines:  Ron Oakes, Rich Jakubczak,  Jim VandenBosch

Week of Jan.27, 2014 (specific date TBD—at Gerald Ford Museum):  With the Cav:  Barry McAlpine, Mike McGregor, Rich Dorsey

Feb. 18, 2014:  Odd Job Men:  Jim Dykstra, Rex Greenawalt, David Guevara

March 18, 2014 (at Aquinas College):  Cambodia and Ripcord, 1970: Al Walker, Bob Anderson, Jeff Wilcox

Apr. 9, 2014:  Vietnamization and Withdrawal:  Joe Lange, Alan Vande Vusse, Gabe Hudson





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