College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Vietnam Veterans Share Their Stories--Cambodia and Ripcord, 1970

Date: March 18, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Browne Center (Woodward Ave, Aquinas College)

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--138E DeVos (downtown campus)
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
Jan.27, 2014 (at Gerald Ford Museum. Ford Museum co-sponsor ): With the Cav: Barry McAlpine, Mike McGregor, Rich Dorsey
Feb. 18, 2014: Odd Job Men: Jim Dykstra, Rex Greenawalt, David Guevara

Tuesday, March 18:  Cambodia and Ripcord

Presenters:  Al Walker, Bob Anderson, Jeff Wilcox

Location:  Browne Center, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids (off Woodward Lane)

Time:  1:30 PM

RSVP (this event only) to Dr. James Smither at smitherj@gvsu.edu, 616-331-3422



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

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