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Sherman David Spector Lecture: Healing and Reconciliation between Vietnam and America

This event is free and open to the public

Date: Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Bush Memorial - Troy Campus

Contact: Dr. Steven Leibo - leibos@sage.edu

In the United States, many Vietnam veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, Agent Orange diseases, and other effects of war. In Vietnam, despite remaining physical damage, there is little psychological or spiritual suffering.

This presentation will explore these differences from the perspectives of guests from Vietnam and local leaders of international reconciliation efforts.

Special guests from Vietnam

Tran Dinh Song was an ARVN (southern) air force veteran allied to the US for  7 1/2 years, then spent 2 1/2 years in re-education camps. He is an international cultural liaison, travel guide &former high school teacher. 

Tam Tien is a Viet Cong veteran of many years, was severely wounded and left for dead, and has an amazing story of survival, rebirth and healing.  He is a farmer and tourist host in the Mekong Delta. Before the war he was an elementary school teacher.