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Vietnam Lecture Series: Americans in Battle

The “Ground War” session provides an overview of the war as it was fought in the rice paddies, jungles, and mountains of Vietnam.  Army, Marine, Air Force, and Navy personnel were involved in numerous roles in the conduct of military operations on the ground.  This session will reflect the experiences of six individuals who participated in the war, including Vin Tedesco, who served as an Army artillery officer; Joe DeLauter, who was an Army Special Forces officer; Jay Snyder, who was an Army Infantry officer; Walt Kilareski, who served in the Army Corps of Engineers and constructed roads throughout the Mekong Delta; Ryan McCombie, who was a Navy SEAL; and Victor Campbell, who served as an operations officer on a Navy ship patrolling the Mekong River.