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Monday, October 24, 2011

2011 Guest Lecture Series Concludes with Vietnam War POW Dave Carey

The Vietnam Center and Archive is proud to present the final speaker in our 2011 Guest Lecture Series, Mr. Dave Carey, on November 10th at 7:00pm in the Allen Theatre of the Texas Tech Student Union Building.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dave Carey graduated from the US Naval Academy and served as a carrier based pilot in Vietnam.  Carey was shot down during one of his missions and he spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Hanoi.  After returning from Vietnam, he held several command positions including a position as the Director of the Navy’s Leadership and Management Training Program.  He earned the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Purple Heart, eight Air Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal during his service. 

An invitation-only reception with Mr. Carey for the Friends of the Vietnam Center will be held from 6:00-6:45pm in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library on the day of the lecture.

The mission of the Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations on specific aspects of the Vietnam War, its lasting impact on American politics, society and culture, and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

This lecture series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.  For more information on the 2011 VNCA Guest Lecture Series see http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS, or contact Mary Saffell at 806-742-9010 or mary.saffell@ttu.edu.

The lecture series will continue in 2012 with four speakers.

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