LECTURE: "A WAR WE CAN'T FORGET"
Vietnam helicopter pilot Ed Ramon talks about his two tours in South Vietnam (1966-1968) and his difficulty in adjusting to civilian life upon returning home. It wasn’t until after the suicides of his father and brother, both combat veterans, that he took it upon himself to study Post Traumatic Stress. With the help of author Chris Brady, Ramon tells that story in a book of the same title. Donation Requested.
DATE/TIME: Friday JULY 20, 2018 6:30 p.m.
VIETNAM REVISITED LIVING HISTORY BIVOUAC
Living historians bivouac on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum portraying the combat soldier of the Vietnam era in Southeast Asia. Daily programs include accompanying squads on Recon Patrols and a tactical patrol ambush demonstration at 1:30 p.m.
DATE/TIME: Saturday & Sunday JULY 21 & 22, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LECTURE: "NAPALM AND AGENT ORANGE: TWO ICONIC CHEMICAL WEAPONS OF THE VIETNAM WAR"
Developed during WWII, napalm was a psychologically and physically scarring weapon. Agent Orange was a herbicide used to kill off the thick jungle canopy in South Vietnam thereby denying the enemy any cover and concealment. Museum volunteer and retired Armstrong chemist Dr. Ron Lenox will discuss the development and deployment of this now banned technology.
DATE/TIME: Saturday JULY 21, 2018 10:30 a.m.
BOOT CAMP FOR KIDS: LAST DAY TO REGISTER!
A summer day camp of military instruction designed for children ages 8 to 13. Participants are assigned to platoons attending to three training stations staffed by prior service soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. A t-shirt, boonie hat, and lunch of Meals-Ready-to-Eat are provided. Pre-registration and a program fee of $40 required. Registration deadline: July 20, 2018.
DATE/TIME: Saturday AUGUST 4, 2018 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.