In the Classroom

David Willson, 1942-2021

July 9, 2021

David Willson, one of the most prolific and accomplished Vietnam War veteran writers, died July 6 at his home in Maple Valley, Washington, at age 79 of multiple myeloma, which was caused by his exposure…

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Student Looking for Battle of Hue Marines

April 18, 2018

Michaeal Ceranic, a history major at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania, is writing his senior thesis on the 1968 Battle of Hue during the Tet Offensive. In conjunction with that endeavor, he would like to interview…

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Joiner Institute Under Threat

March 7, 2018

The William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences at University of Massachusetts' Boston campus, which has been doing great work for decades, may be losing its funding. Formerly known as the…

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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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