Join Veterans Programs and the GAC for “We Were Soldiers Once,” Tues., May 23

Tues., May 23, 7-8:30 p.m. in the PUB 9208

Join Veterans Programs and the Global Affairs Center for “We Were Soldiers Once,” a panel discussion with U.S. military veterans of the Vietnam War.

• Bruce Crandall, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army (ret.), served in Vietnam, 1965-1966
• Joe Crecca, Captain, U.S. Air Force (ret.) , served in Vietnam 1965-1973, including six years as POW
• Joe Galloway, Journalist, served four tours as a war correspondent in Vietnam.  Received Bronze Star; co-authored the best-selling 1992 book, We Were Soldiers Once… And Young, made into a movie in 2002.

Moderator: Andrew J. Ringlee, Ph.D., Historian, U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration Office, Department of Defense, Vietnam War Commemoration Project.

In 2008, the U.S. Congress authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War (November 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975**). By Presidential Proclamation, the Commemoration extends from Memorial Day 2012 to Veterans Day 2025. The primary objective of the Commemoration is to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families on behalf of the nation for their service and sacrifice. The four remaining objectives highlight the service of our Armed Forces and support organizations during the war; pay tribute to wartime contributions at home by American citizens; highlight technology, science and medical advances made during the war; and recognize contributions by our Allies.

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