In the Classroom

Student Query: Vietnam Veterans and the News Media

November 9, 2017

A high school student in the Netherlands, Vibeke Gootzen, is working on a thesis on the impact of the news media on the course of the Vietnam War. She will be continuing that field of…

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A. J. Langguth, 1933-2014

September 2, 2014

  A. J. "Jack"  Langguth, who covered the Vietnam War for The New York Times  and who went on to have a long career as an author and journalism professor at the University of Southern…

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Student Query: Info on The Ho Chi Minh Trail

February 18, 2014

Mélanie Cabo, a French student at The University of Montpellier studying military history, is writing a paper on The Ho Chi Minh Trail. She would like to hear from Vietnam veterans who would be willing…

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Student Looking for Tet '68 Vets to Interview

December 6, 2012

Pranav Ravikumar, a student at the Singapore American School, is making a documentary on the Tet Offensive for the annual National History Day  contest. "Every year, " Pranav tells us, "there is a specific theme set…

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The Newest Forgotten War?

November 9, 2012

Bill McCloud, a Vietnam veteran who teaches U.S. history at Rogers State University in Oklahoma, recently wrote an op-ed in the Tulsa World on the extent of young people's knowledge of the Vietnam War. McCloud…

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Veterans Writing Project Free D.C. Seminar, Nov. 5-6

October 22, 2011

The Veterans Writing Project will hold two days of seminars November 5-6 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. This free series of seminars is open to all veterans, as well as to current active…

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Richard Currey Veteran Writers Workshop

March 4, 2010

Richard Curry, the former Vietnam War Navy corpsman whose novel, Fatal Light , is among the best literary treatments of the war, will be taking part in a series of workshops called "Veterans Tell Their…

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Boots to Books Goes Nationwide

October 14, 2009

Citrus College in Glendora, California, is now offering its entire Boots to Books curriculum, which is aimed at helping young, returning veteran college students, to any college or university for a moderate charge, which goes…

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Ten Years of "Lessons of Vietnam"

June 10, 2009

The latest Bridges:The Lessons of Vietnam , the newsletter written and produced by Lindy Poling’s (above ) Lessons of Vietnam history students at Millbrook High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a special 10th Anniversary…

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Remembering the Vietnam War course at Chautauqua in July

May 6, 2009

VVA life member Ira Cooperman once again this year will be teaching the “Remembering the Vietnam War” course at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Cooperman, who served as a USAF intelligence officer in Vietnam…

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