My Journey Back to Vietnam
Sept. 17, Sunday
3-5pm Portland Media Center 516 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
Doug Rawlings returned to Vietnam in early August with his son, Josh, to speak at a conference in Hue City. Fifty-three years ago Rawlings was in the 7/15th Artillery located at a firebase in the Central Highlands. He vowed that he would not return as a tourist, so being invited to participate on a panel discussing the G.I. resistance to the war made this trip possible. Once in Vietnam, he and his son were given the opportunity to meet with Project RENEW staff as well as with Friendship Village staff members. They travelled from Hue to Dong Ha in the Quang Tri Province, to Khe Sanh, and to the DMZ. This presentation of pictures taken along the way attempts to capture the essence of one veteran's journey back to a former war zone.
~90 min. talk, and Q & A. With a “touch of nostalgia and politics”
Set up: 2:30