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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers, Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald Sloat. Specialist Sloat received the…

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    Causes of the Vietnam War

    Veterans and critics of the Vietnam War debated the necessity, legality, and legacy of the conflict.

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    Gulf of Tonkin Documents

    Thomas Blanton toured the National Security Archive at the George Washington University and talked about declassified documents related to the Gulf of Tonkin incidents of August 1964.…

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    Universal Newsreel on Gulf of Tonkin

    This Universal Newsreel segment highlighted the U.S. response to an incident between the North Vietnamese Navy and the U.S. Navy in the Gulf of Tonkin, located off the coast of northern…

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    Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War

    Panelists talked about the Vietnam War.  Panelists included Frank Jones, author of Blowtorch: Robert Komer, Vietnam and American Cold War Strategy, Ira Hunt, Jr., author of Losing…

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    Book Discussion on Defiant

    Alvin Townley talked about his book Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned. In his book he…

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    Q&A with Lee Ellis

    Lee Ellis talked about Leading With Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton, his book on his experiences as a prisoner during the Vietnam War. He detailed how he and his fellow…

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    Surviving the Vietnam War

    Former Vietnam War POW and Air Force Colonel Lee Ellis (Retired) spoke at the College of the Ozarks about surviving prison camp during the war and his return home in 1973. In 1967, air…

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    Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk

    Jan Herman, historian and author of The Lucky Few: The Fall of Saigon and the Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk, talked about the USS Kirk’s humanitarian mission to rescue refugees…

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    Q & A with Andrew Bacevich

    Andrew Bacevich talked about his book, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country. Mr. Bacevich spoke about current issues facing the United States armed…

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    Book Discussion on The Skies Belong to Us

    Brendan Koerner talked about his book, The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking, in which he chronicles the hijacking of Western Airlines flight 701 in 1972 by…

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    Book Discussion on Fighting for the Press

    James C. Goodale talked about his book, Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles. He spoke with Edward Lazarus, Executive Vice President/General…

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    Former Prisoners of the Vietnam War Panel

    Former prisoners of war (POWs) from the Vietnam War shared their experiences. On May 24, 1973, President Nixon held a White House dinner to welcome prisoners of war home from…

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    Prisoners of the Vietnam War Homecoming 40th Anniversary Dinner

    May 24 is the anniversary of the 1973 White House dinner hosted by the Nixons to welcome home Vietnam War POWs. Ross Perot delivered the keynote address, and video messages from…

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    Vietnam POW Homecoming Anniversary

    Participants spoke at the opening ceremony of a 40th anniversary reunion for former Vietnam prisoners of war (POW). The event included a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of President…

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    President Nixon's Toast to Returned Prisoners of the VIetnam War

    President Nixon held a White House dinner to welcome prisoners of war home from Vietnam. He made a toast to the wives, mothers, and other female guests of the prisoners, calling them…

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    Memorial Day Sights and Sounds

    Memorial Day scenes from the Vietnam War Memorial.

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    Panel Discussion on Good Wars, Bad Wars

    Authors Dale Maharidge and Nick Turse talked about World War II and the Vietnam War. Dale Maharidge is the author of Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War, about his…

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    Seymour Hersh on Investigative Journalism

    Seymour Hersh spoke about investigative journalism. In his remarks he talked about his experiences as a journalist, including writing about the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam…

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    President Nixon on the End of the Vietnam War

    This is a portion of a televised address from March 29th, 1973, in which President Nixon spoke to the nation about the end of the Vietnam War. Courtesy of the National Archives and…

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