Revisiting the Vietnam War, a panel discussion, will be held on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora and will feature Vietnam War veterans who will give personal accounts of their experiences during the war and reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive. Topics for discussion will include questions of American involvement and home front war protests; feelings of isolation and under appreciation; the strategic approach of dehumanizing the enemy; and the role of TV coverage in public perception. The panelists will also look at the lingering impacts of drug addictions and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Matthew Jacobs, associate professor in the UF Department of History and director of undergraduate academic programs for the UF International Center.
Panelists include: Cornelius Clayton, U.S. Army combat veteran; Mary Bahr, U.S. Veteran (nurse) and Veterans for Peace; and Gen. John LeMoyn, U.S. Army Lieutenant General, Vietnam infantry commander and Purple Heart recipient.
Co-sponsors: Bob Graham Center for Public Service and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program