Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Day in the Life of an American Soldier in Vietnam

As part of the ongoing 20th Anniversary celebration of the Vietnam Center and Archive, a photograph and artifact exhibit entitled “A Day in the Life of an American Soldier in Vietnam” is currently on display until mid December of this year.  Please visit the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Building on the Texas Tech University campus to experience elements of a typical day in the life of a US soldier during the Vietnam War.  Consisting of over 25 black and white photographs and a selected number of artifacts, this exhibit will provide the visitor with stimulating and descriptive highlights of our highly unique collection materials.  The exhibit is self guided and open to the public, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm.  All of the staff at the Vietnam Center and Archive hope that you will join us in celebrating 20 years of success by stopping by to view this exhibit!

A Day in the Life of an American Soldier in Vietnam

Thursday, June 18, 2009

20th Anniversary Ball Videos

Video of the Vietnam Center & Archive’s 20th Anniversary Ball are now available on our website. The videos are divided into two parts: Part one includes the keynote address of Mr. H. Ross Perot, Sr.; The second part includes tributes to the founder of the Vietnam Center & Archive, Dr. James Reckner, buy numerous people, including Mayor Tom Martin, Representative Carl Issett, and Congressman Randy Neugebauer. Both parts include a low quality version of dial-up connections, and a higher quality for faster internet connections.

Photographs from the event are also available on our Facebook page.

20th Anniversary Ball Videos

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Vietnam Center and Archive 20th Anniversary Ball

The Vietnam Center and Archive celebrated it’s 20th anniversary Thursday night with a group of friends and supporters at the Frazier Alumni Pavillion on the TTU campus. Keynote speaker H. Ross Perot, Sr. spoke of the struggles of POWs and how crucial it was to preserve these stories for future generations. Lubbock Mayor Tom Martin, Texas Representative Carl Isett, and U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer delivered municipal, state, and national honors to founding director Dr. James Reckner. The evening included music from members of the Monterey High School Orchestra, a delicious dinner provided by TTU catering, and a silent auction. Jim Douglass of FoxTalk 950 AM served as Master of Ceremonies.

Thank you to all who attended this event!
For more information about the event, please visit the Lubbock Avalanche Journal.

Photos from the event can be seen on the AJ’s “Spotted” webpage.
Friday, April 17, 2009

Seats on sale now for 20th Anniversary Ball

Seats for our 20th Anniversary Ball are now on sale! The event will be held on May 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM, at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion on the TTU campus. Seats are $75 each, and a reserved table for eight can be purchased for $800 (table purchases include recognition in our commemorative program, a sponsor gift, and a tax deductable donation). The evening will include dinner, music, silent auction, and a keynote address by our guest speaker H. Ross Perot, Sr.

Please call (806) 742-9010 or email amy.k.hooker@ttu.edu by May 18 to reserve your seats!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Possible Email Problems

We have been informed that the Texas Tech University email servers (through which all email communication with the Vietnam Center & Archive and our staff pass through) have been experiencing problems with improperly blocking some email messages sent from outside the University system. When this occurs, senders are often not notified that their messages were blocked. TTU telecommunications staff are working on fixing the problem.

If you send a message to one of our departmental or staff email addresses and do not receive a response within a few days, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (806-742-9010) to ensure that we received your email message.

We apologize for any inconvenience this issue may cause.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vietnam Center and Archive’s 20th Anniversary Ball

The Vietnam Center and Archive invites you to join us as we celebrate a great milestone in our history. To celebrate our project’s 20th year, we will be hosting an anniversary ball on May 28, 2009 at 7:00 pm at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion. The evening will feature keynote speaker Mr. H. Ross Perot, Sr. In addition, our guests will enjoy dinner, lively music, a silent auction and a tribute to our founder, Dr. James Reckner.

This event is an opportunity to raise funds which will allow us to continue our mission to preserve the history of the Vietnam War, help veterans and their families deal with their war experiences, and assist the US government in their search for the 1,750 men who are still missing from the war.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please visit www.vietnam.ttu.edu/20th for more information. The deadline for sponsoring this event is April 10, 2009. Seating will be limited, so all sponsorships will be first come, first served.

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