My Vietnam Decision: Roundtable discussion led by Jim Marshall
Athens-Clarke County Library2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343
Saturday, April 7, 2:00 pm
Come to the library on Saturday, April 7 at 2:00 pm for a moderated, round-table discussion with several local men on the different choices young men had in the 1960s/70s, and the choices they made about going to war.
As the Vietnam war ripped apart Southeast Asia, it also eviscerated the American psyche and drove this country crazy with pain. To a generation of Americans, it is ancient history, as distant as World War II was to their parents; the war ended over 40 years ago, but it still smolders in the thoughts of those who remember it firsthand. This program will feature a variety of perspectives, including those who went to Vietnam because they thought it was their patriotic duty, and those who resisted the draft on moral grounds.
Moderator Dr. James D. Marshall is a retired Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD in Language, Literacy, and Culture from Stanford University.