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    Battling Nature in Korea and Vietnam

    Professor Lisa Brady talked about how chemical agents were used during the Korean and Vietnam wars to destroy the landscape and infrastructure. She argued that during this time the U.S. military began…

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    Vietnam War Correspondent Joseph Galloway Oral History Interview

    Joseph Galloway was a correspondent for United Press International during the Vietnam War. He described his time in the war zone including his first day in country. In 1998, Mr. Galloway received…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Biden awarded the Medal of Honor to four soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War: Staff Sergeant Edward Kaneshiro (awarded posthumously), Specialist 5 Dwight Birdwell, Specialist 5…

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    The Years of Protest and Dissent

    This Vietnam War-era U.S. Air Force film outlines specific laws limiting free speech, dissent and political activity of military personnel. The host of the film argues that there is a…

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    Lieutenant Dangerous

    Political cartoonist Jeff Danzinger recalled his time serving in the Vietnam War. This was a virtual event hosted by the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, Vermont.

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    Vietnam War Nurse Virginia Lee Dornheggen Oral History Interview

    Virginia Lee Dornheggen recounted her time as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War. She described injuries she treated, the night the hospital came under fire, and the job’s impact on her…

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    Vietnam War Veterans Day Commemoration

    Participants paid tribute to Vietnam War veterans at the Vietnam War Memorial. Speakers included retired General Barry McCaffrey.

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    Strong at the Broken Places

    Senator Max Cleland talked about his autobiography Strong at the Broken Places, published by Longstreet Press. This is a new, updated edition of a memoir he wrote in 1980, describing his…

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    Battle Green Vietnam

    SUNY professor Elise Lemire looked at the anti-war protest by the New England chapter of Vietnam Veterans Against the War over the 1971 Memorial Day weekend. The event resulted in the…

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    You Don't Belong Here

    Journalist Elizabeth Becker recalled the work of three women who were war reporters in Vietnam. This was a virtual event hosted by Columbia University.

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    Vietnam Anti-War Movement

    Professor David Farber teaches twentieth-century American history at Temple University in Philadelphia. In this lecture to a history class he focused on the origin of the 1960s Vietnam anti-war…

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    Post-Vietnam War Refugees

    University of Michigan professor Melissa Borja taught a class about Southeast Asian migration to the United States and post-Vietnam War refugees. She examined how laws and public opinion…

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    Eight Flags for 99 Cents

    Made in response to President Nixon’s November 3, 1969, “Silent Majority” speech, this film explores the thoughts and opinions of working-class residents of a Chicago neighborhood. Funded…

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    Vietnam War Veteran David Bockel Oral History Interview

    Major General David Bockel (Ret.) talked about his service during the Vietnam War including his involvement in Operation Junction City. This interview is from the Veterans History Project and was…

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    President Richard Nixon Address on the Situation in Southeast Asia

    In a televised address to the nation from the White House, President Nixon announced that U.S. and South Vietnamese forces would attack North Vietnamese military bases in Cambodia along the…

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    The Whole World is Watching

    This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam War actions by about 45,000 protesters in 1971. Blocking access to government buildings and disrupting traffic,…

    1,678 views
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    Lawrence Roberts on the Mayday Protests of 1971

    Tens of thousands of anti-Vietnam War protesters -- young people and military veterans alike -- converged on Washington, D.C., in May 1971. More than 7,000 of them were arrested in a single day. American History TV…

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    Vietnam! Vietnam!

    This U.S. Information Agency documentary is the final film directed by five-time Oscar winner John Ford, who supported U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Narrated by actor Charlton…

    740 views
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    Vietnam War Soldier and Civilian Peace Initiatives

    Historian Christian Appy and peace activist Cora Weiss delivered keynote talks on U.S. soldier and civilian peace initiatives during the Vietnam War. Their remarks were part of a conference in…

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    Vietnam, Walter Cronkite and Public Opinion

    On February 27, 1968, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite closed a special report on Vietnam with a pessimistic assessment of the U.S. war effort. Mr. Cronkite’s remarks are often cited as a turning point in American…

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