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POW in North Vietnam: Vietnam War Roundtable

7:00 PM
Concordia University’s Buetow Auditorium
300 Hamline Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55104

Navy, Air Force, and Marine pilots and aircrew endured years of torture, hardship, and uncertainty after being shot down and captured. Navy F-4 Phantom “Back seater” David Wheat was shot down over North Vietnam on October 17 1965 and held for 7 ½ years in various North Vietnamese prisons, including the Hanoi Hilton until his release in 1973. Mr Wheat will discuss his naval service, being shot down and his experiences as a POW.

FREE EVENT.

Learn more about the Roundtable Series

This ongoing series is an opportunity for veterans (and those interested in the war and its legacy)to gather on a monthly basis to honor, remember and understand this tumultuous time. A partnership of TPT, The Minnesota Military Museum and Concordia University.


America's Secret War Educator Workshop

Educators- Join us at TPT on Nov. 23rd for an exciting and immersive workshop designed to engage all of your senses and empower you to bring the history of the Secret War into your classrooms.

America’s Secret War: A Multimedia Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 | 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | $90*
Twin Cities PBS, St. Paul

*Includes 7 clock hours for educators, continental breakfast, lunch, and materials.
Contact Eden Bart by October 25 if you require overnight accommodations
[email protected]

Registration Deadline Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Learn from:

  • Hmong community members, including Lee Pao Xiong, director of the Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia University
  • Educators who developed the toolkit
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Wounded in Action: Vietnam War Roundtable

7:00 PM
Concordia University’s Buetow Auditorium
300 Hamline Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55104

Wounded in Action. Combat wounded veterans will discuss their experiences being wounded in action, evacuated from the battlefield and their recovery. Combat medics and military nurses will discuss their work treating and saving the battlefield wounded.

FREE EVENT.

Learn more about the Roundtable Series

This ongoing series is an opportunity for veterans (and those interested in the war and its legacy)to gather on a monthly basis to honor, remember and understand this tumultuous time. A partnership of TPT, The Minnesota Military Museum and Concordia University.


Return to Vietnam: Vietnam War Roundtable

7:00 PM
Concordia University’s Buetow Auditorium
300 Hamline Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55104

Many years after the end of the war veterans have returned to Vietnam and have had a variety of experiences, usually positive. Often these trips bring a sense of closure or open doors to new life experiences or opportunities. Veterans will discuss their experiences returning to the places in Vietnam where they served in their youth.

FREE EVENT.

Learn more about the Roundtable Series

This ongoing series is an opportunity for veterans (and those interested in the war and its legacy)to gather on a monthly basis to honor, remember and understand this tumultuous time. A partnership of TPT, The Minnesota Military Museum and Concordia University.


Agent Orange: Vietnam War Roundtable

7:00 PM
Concordia University’s Buetow Auditorium
300 Hamline Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55104

Agent Orange. This topic rated of great interest by many of our 2018-19 roundtable attendees. In response, hear from local veterans and experts on the last impact of Agent Orange.

FREE EVENT.

Learn more about the Roundtable Series

This ongoing series is an opportunity for veterans (and those interested in the war and its legacy)to gather on a monthly basis to honor, remember and understand this tumultuous time. A partnership of TPT, The Minnesota Military Museum and Concordia University.


The Fall of Saigon, 45th Anniversary: Vietnam War Roundtable

7:00 PM
Concordia University’s Buetow Auditorium
300 Hamline Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55104

Saigon was captured by the North Vietnamese Army on April 30th 1975 effectively ending the Vietnam War. Marine Corps officer John Murray served as the USMC logistical officer during this event making sure that American evacuation helicopters were operational and overseeing the dumping overboard of escaping Vietnamese helicopters, for which there was no room on American ships. American military and civilian personnel and Vietnamese will discuss their experiences surrounding the fall of Saigon and the after effects of the North Vietnamese victory.

FREE EVENT.

Learn more about the Roundtable Series

This ongoing series is an opportunity for veterans (and those interested in the war and its legacy)to gather on a monthly basis to honor, remember and understand this tumultuous time. A partnership of TPT, The Minnesota Military Museum and Concordia University.


The invasion of Cambodia, 50th Anniversary: Vietnam War Roundtable

7:00 PM
Concordia University’s Buetow Auditorium
300 Hamline Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55104

The invasion of Cambodia, 50th Anniversary. On April 30th 1970 President Nixon ordered American forces to invade Cambodia and destroy North Vietnamese military supply bases and sanctuaries. This aspect of Nixon’s “fighting withdrawal”, of US Forces from Vietnam brought Cambodia into the war and caused huge unrest in the United States. American veterans of the campaign and Cambodians will discuss the invasion and it’s legacy.

FREE EVENT.

Learn more about the Roundtable Series

This ongoing series is an opportunity for veterans (and those interested in the war and its legacy)to gather on a monthly basis to honor, remember and understand this tumultuous time. A partnership of TPT, The Minnesota Military Museum and Concordia University.


1970 Kent State and the Student Strike, 50th Anniversary: Vietnam War Roundtable

7:00 PM
Concordia University’s Buetow Auditorium
300 Hamline Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55104

1970 Kent State and the Student Strike, 50th Anniversary. The invasion of Cambodia prompted unrest on campuses across the country, most notably at Kent State University in Ohio. On May 4, after several days of conflict, members of the Ohio National Guard killed four students and injured nine. These events inspired other student strikes, including at the U of M and Mankato State. Former student activists will recount these tumultuous times on MN campuses.

FREE EVENT.

Learn more about the Roundtable Series

This ongoing series is an opportunity for veterans (and those interested in the war and its legacy)to gather on a monthly basis to honor, remember and understand this tumultuous time. A partnership of TPT, The Minnesota Military Museum and Concordia University.


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