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.
DATE/TIME: Sunday OCTOBER 29, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
RICHARD KOONTZ MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES: "WARFARE AND SOCIETY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION"
In 1760, an Englishman traveling through the British North American colonies remarked that they were so different that if “left to themselves, there would be civil war among them.” Fifteen years later, thirteen of those colonies were at war with Great Britain. Dr. Lee’s presentation explores how, notwithstanding great diversity and provincialism, Americans shaped and sustained the long war effort and, in turn, how the often desperate struggle for Independence shaped the nation-to-be and its citizenry.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday NOVEMBER 1, 2017 7:00 p.m.
MILITARY MOVIE MAYHEM
Join us on November 4th as we review two movies detailing the early history of the air war in China during World War II.
12:00 p.m. - "Fei Hu": The Story of the Flying Tigers (Documentary)
3:00 p.m. - TBA (movie will focus on early American involvement in Vietnam)
DATE/TIME: Saturday NOVEMBER 4, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
VIETNAM LECTURE SERIES: POWS
The final Vietnam Lecture Series session will provide a detailed treatment of U.S. military personnel who were captured and held as POWs (Prisoners of War) in North Vietnam until their release in 1973. This lecture will be presented by Robert Doyle, a former Navy intelligence officer who has written several books on this subject.
DATE/TIME: Sunday NOVEMBER 5, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.