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Monday, November 9, 2009

Please Join Us for a Public lecture by Joe Galloway

Public lecture by Joe Galloway, co-author of We Were Soldiers Once… And Young

Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th at 3:00 pm

Mass Communications Building, Room 101, Texas Tech campus

Sponsored by the Vietnam Center

Mr. Joe Galloway’s career as a journalist has spanned nearly five decades and he is best known for his combat reporting from the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, made popular by the book he co-authored with General Hal Moore, We Were Soldiers Once… and Young, and made even more popular by the movie We Were Soldiers starring Mel Gibson. Mr. Galloway also has the distinction as being the only civilian to have been awarded the US Army Bronze Star for Valor during the Vietnam War for his actions in support of the wounded during that battle. In addition to Vietnam, Mr. Galloway has reported from the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Mr. Galloway received the 1991 National Magazine Award for an Oct. 29, 1990 U.S. News cover story marking the 25th anniversary of the first major battle of the Vietnam War, and the 1992 News Media Award of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States for his coverage of the Persian Gulf War.

A book signing will take place at the end of the lecture.  Copies of Mr. Galloway’s book will be available for sale. 

For more information, please call the Vietnam Center at 742-3742.

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