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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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    Memorial Day Sights and Sounds

    Memorial Day scenes from the Vietnam War Memorial.

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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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    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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    Challenges of the Vietnam War

    Panelists talked about reasons the U.S. lost the Vietnam War, including decisions made by military leadership. This panel was hosted by the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the…

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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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    Book Discussion on Taps on the Walls

    Retired Major General John Borling talked about his book, Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton, in which he shares his experiences and the poetry he composed and kept memorized…

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    Book Discussion on Zumwalt

    Author Larry Berman talked about his book, Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr., in which he reports on the military career of the commander of…

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    Book Discussion on Wandering Souls

    Professor Wayne Karlin discussed his book, Wandering Souls: Journeys With the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam, an account of a U.S. soldier’s journey to return a notebook taken from a…

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    Book Discussion on In Buddha's Company

    Richard Ruth was interviewed about his book, In Buddha’s Company: Thai soldiers in the Vietnam War, about the role of Thailand, and particularly the service of Thai soldiers, in the…

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    Vietnam Veterans

    Meredith Lair, history professor at George Mason University, spoke to college students about the treatment of soldiers returning from the Vietnam War and looked at the accuracy of accounts…

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    Hanoi's War

    Lien-Hang Nguyen talked about her book, Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
    This was an…

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