Veterans Day 2012: Vietnam Vets Discuss The 50th Anniversary Of The Vietnam War
Thursday November 8, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
The Vietnam War was the longest war in US history and 2012 is the year of the United States National Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of America's first involvement in this conflict.
Join a team of Vietnam vets as they reflect on this war and their experiences. The moderator for this panel will be Dale Throneberry, who heads up the Veteran's Radio Network, broadcasting on several stations throughout the mid-West and South as well as on the Internet. Dale completed his tour in Vietnam as a CW2 pilot with the 195th Assault Helicopter Company from December 1968 to December 1969.
Panelists include: Laurence Baker, who served as a radiologist at a hospital based in Cu Chi; Charles Kettles, who received the Distinguished Service Cross as a Major (Artillery) in the U.S. Army and served as aircraft commander of a helicopter supporting infantry operations near Duc Pho; and Vance McCrumb, a dog handler with the U.S. Air Force whose dog was one of the first forty to be used in Vietnam.