One Soldier's Perspective, My Time in the Vietnam War

Code: SL32003

Dates: June 17, 2020

Meets: 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Course Fee: $39.00

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For a generation that came of age in the 1960’s, the Vietnam War was inescapable and divided the nation. A low draft number spurred action. Learn about the War’s history and context through the experience of a local resident on the front lines, the heroism and dedication he witnessed and, years later, a chance encounter with a former enemy and their ensuing reconciliation.

Notes:

This is part of MLSN's Hot Topics Happy Hour series. Appetizers, wine and beer are included. SCHEDULE: 5:30 pm to 5:45 pm - Happy Hour Reception; 5:45 pm to 7 pm - Program
Fee: $39.00

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Dennis Murphy

Dennis Murphy is a lifelong Delaware County native, received a BA from West Chester University and an MA in Counseling from Villanova University. He was deployed to the Republic of Viet Nam and served with the 196 Light Infantry Brigade of the American Division in I Corps on the Laos border. Dennis was a Grenadier with a rifle squad, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry that operated off of Firebase Mary Ann located near the Dak Rose trail, part of the Ho Chi Minh system of trails used to get troops and materials into South Viet Nam. He was awarded a Silver Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and an Army Commendation Medal for his service in Viet Nam. He retired after a 40 year career in higher education at schools including Villanova University, Neumann University and Rosemont College. He serves on the Delaware County Veterans Memorial as Co Vice President and several other volunteer organizations.

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