On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1962 beginning of the Vietnam War, the World Affairs Council is pleased to sponsor a special event to honor Vietnam veterans. Every war continues to dwell in the lives it touched, in the lives of those living through that time and in those absorbed by its historical significance. The Vietnam War lives on famously and infamously dependent on political points of view, but those who have “been there, done that” have a highly personalized retrospect of that time in history. Valor in Vietnam focuses on nineteen stories of Vietnam, stories of celebrated characters in the veteran community, compelling war narratives, vignettes of battles and the emotional impact on the combatants. It is replete with leadership lessons as well as valuable insights that are just as applicable today as they were forty years ago.
Valor in Vietnam presents a historical overview of the war through the eyes of participants in each branch of service and throughout the entire course of the war. Simply put, their stories serve to reflect the commitment, honor and dedication with which America’s veterans performed their service.
Several local veterans are featured in the book and may attend the event. They are retired Marine Lt. Gen. Richard Carey, who commanded the Marine helicopters involved in the April 1975 evacuation of Saigon; Air Force retired Maj. Gen. John Corder, who received an Air Force Cross following his mission on a North Vietnamese airbase housing Russian bombers; David Pickett, Dallas attorney, who was a Marine officer assigned to the CIA-directed Phoenix program; and retired Special Forces MSG Jess Johnson, who was a combat medic with the 101st Airborne Division.
Allen B. Clark graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1963. Two years later, in 1965, he volunteered for service in Vietnam and was assigned to the Fifth Special Forces Group. He was wounded in an early-morning mortar attack on the Dak To Special Forces camp on June 17, 1967, that necessitated the amputation of both legs below his knees. He lives in Dallas, Texas, received an MBA in 1970 from SMU, and is the author of Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior. Visit the book website at www.valorinvietnam.com .
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Allen is also appearing in Fort Worth at a free reception at the Milan Gallery. Learn more.
|SATURDAY, JULY 21
|Registration & Breakfast
Program & Book Signing
||The Warwick Melrose Hotel
3015 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
|Members & Guests Only
Veteran and Active Duty Service