5th Triennial Vietnam Symposium

17 March - 19 March 2005
Holiday Inn Park Plaza - Lubbock, Texas

The views and opinions expressed in these papers, presentations, and videos are strictly those of the presenters and authors and do not represent the Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University, or the State of Texas.

Thursday, March 17th

Video
Part 1

Part 2

[Sycamore]
8:45 AM-. Plenary 1: Searching for our MIAs: The Department of Defense's Accounting Efforts and the Evolution of U.S. Relations with Vietnam

Moderator: Gary Sydow, DPMO

  •   Gary  Sydow , Research & Analysis Directorate, Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
  •   Gary  Flanagan , Casualty Resolution Specialist, Det. E., Hanoi, Joint POW/Missing Personnel Accounting Command (JPAC)
  •   James  Coyel , Senior Analyst and Researcher, JPAC
  •   Ronald  Cima , Senior Analyst for Southeast Asia, Researcn & Analyusis Dir., DPMO
    •    
Video

[Sycamore]
11:00 AM-. Plenary 2: The Continuing Process of Normalization

  •   Ambassador  Raymond  Burghardt
Video

[Atrium]
12:00 PM-. Lunch: Reception/Break/Other

  •   Ambassador  Michael  Marine , Current Ambassador to Vietnam
    •    
Video
Part 1

Part 2

[Mahogany]
1:30 PM-. 3a: Vietnam and Iraq: Deja vu All Over Again, or Not?

Moderator: Earl H. Tilford, Grove City College

  •   John  Prados , National Security Archives
  •   Edwin  Moise , Clemson University
  •   Marc Jason  Gilbert , North Georgia College and State University
Video

[Aspen]
1:30 PM-. 3b: Precursors

Moderator: Ron Frankum, Millersville State University

  •   Walter  Jones , University of Utah
  •   Jeffrey D.  Wilhelm , Doctoral Candidate, Texas Tech University
  •   Mark  Moyar , Marine Corps University
Video

[Redwood]
1:30 PM-. 3c: Vioices of the Vietnamese Diaspora

Moderator: Kiem Do, Independent Study Group of the Vietnamese Community

  •   Kiem  Do , Former Captain, South Vietnamese Navy
  •   Can Thi Bich  Ngoc , MD
    •    
  •   Vu D.  Hieu , Author
    •    
Video

[Mahogany]
3:15 PM-. 4a: Teaching about the Vietnam War

Moderator: John Clark Pratt, Colorado State University

  •   Brian  Gurian , Harrisburg Area Community College
  •   Ted  Engelmann , Documentary Photographer / Independent Scholar
  •   Thomas E.  Murray , Bayside H.S., Clearwater, Flordia
    •    
Video

[Aspen]
3:15 PM-. 4b: Vietnamese Diaspora

Moderator: Ambassador Nguyen Xuan Phong, Texas Tech University

  •   Nguyen Le  Hieu
    •    
  •   Son H.  Mai , Doctoral Candidate, Texas Tech University
Video

[Redwood]
3:15 PM-. 4c: Entertaining the Troops

Moderator: Richard Verrone, Texas Tech University

  •   Rick  Holen , Vincennes University
  •   Ann  Kelsey , County College of Morris Learning Resource Center
[American State Bank]
5:30 PM-. Reception: Reception/Break/Other

  •   W. R.  Collier , President, ASB
  •   Mayor  Marc  McDougal

Friday, March 18th

Video

[Mahogany]
8:45 AM-. 5a: After Paris

Moderator: Larry Berman, University of California DC Center

  •   Richard  Sears , Wake Forest University
  •   Amir A.  Samardar , Southwest Tennessee Community College
  •   Kim-Thien T.  Nguyen
    •    
Video

[Aspen]
8:45 AM-. 5b: Ngo Dinh Diem Era

Moderator: Ed Miller, Dartmouth University

  •   Daniel  Tu , Undergraduate Student, University of Tulsa
    •    
  •   Major  Nathan  Haas , US Military Academy, West Point
    •    
  •   Ronald  Frankum , Millersville State University
Video

[Redwood]
8:45 AM-. 5c: Vietnam: Religious & Cultural Perceptions

Moderator: Patricia Pelley, Texas Tech University

  •   Ginger  Davis , Doctoral Candidate, Temple University
  •   Carmen K.  Steigman , Graduate Student, American Military University
Video

[Mesquite]
8:45 AM-. 5d: Literature and the War

Moderator: Ron Milam, Texas Tech University

  •   John Clark  Pratt , Colorado State University
  •   Yuan  Shu , Texas Tech University
  •   James  McDermott , Doctoral Candidate in Theater and Performing Arts, Texas Tech University
Video

[Mahogany]
10:30 AM-. 6a: Diplomacy & Decision-Making

Moderator: Larry Berman, University of California, DC Center

  •   Lien-Hang T.  Nguyen , Doctoral Candidate, Yale University
    •    
  •   George  Dalley
  •   Jay  Veith , Independent Scholar
    •    
Video

[Aspen]
10:30 AM-. 6b: Vernacular Voices and Surprising Bedfellows

Moderator: Marc Jason Gilbert, North Georgia College & State University

  •   Matthew K.  Irwin , Doctoral Candidate, Texas A&M University
  •   Heather Marie  Stur , Doctoral Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Video

[Mesquite]
10:30 AM-. 6c: Vietnamese Trials & Achievements

Moderator: Ambassador Nguyen Xuan Phong, Texas Tech University

  •   Dr.  Nguyen Y.  Duc , Vietnamese-American Heritage Foundation
    •    
  •   Quang X.  Pham , Former USMC Pilot and author
Video

[Atrium]
12:00 PM-. Lunch: The Vietnam War in Fiction

  •   Hoang Au  Phuong , (Bao Ninh), author of The Sorrow of War
Video

[Mahogany]
1:30 PM-. 7a: New Interpretations

Moderator: Larry Berman, University of California, DC Center

  •   Keith  Taylor , Cornell University
  •   Louis J.  Campomenosi , University of Southern Mississippi
  •   Ron  Milam , Texas Tech University
Video

[Aspen]
1:30 PM-. 7b: Agent Orange - I

Moderator: John F. Guilmartin, Ohio State University

  •   Jessica  Kunkel , Doctoral Candidate, Texas Tech University
  •   Col.  Ralph  Dresser , USAF (ret.)
  •   Maj.  Jack  Spey , USAF (ret.), President, Ranch Hand Viet Nam
Video
Part 1

Part 2

[Redwood]
1:30 PM-. 7c: DASPO (Department of the Army Special Photographic Office)

Moderator: Steve Maxner, Texas Tech University

  •   BG (ret.)  Bob  Gaylord
    •    
  •   Carl  Conn
  •   Charles  Abbott
    •    
  •   Edgar  Lewin
Video

[Mesquite]
1:30 PM-. 7d: Vietnamese Communism

Moderator: Ron Frankum, Millersville State University

  •   Abraham  Leong , National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
  •   Rusty  Hawkins , Doctoral Candidate, Texas Tech University
Video

[Mahogany]
3:15 PM-. 8a: Army of the Republic of Vietnam

Moderator: Earl H. Tilford, Grove City COllege

  •   Nguyen  Tin , Author
    •    
  •   Quang X.  Pham , Former USMC Pilot and author
Video

[Aspen]
3:15 PM-. 8b: Agent Orange - II

Moderator: John F. Guilmartin, Ohio State University

  •   John F.  Guilmartin , Ohio State University
    •    
  •   Paul F.  Cecil , Historian, Ranch Hand Viet Nam Association
    •    
  •   Alvin L.  Young , Institute for Science and Public Policy, University of Oklahoma
    •    
Video

[Redwood]
3:15 PM-. 8c: River Forces in Vietnam

Moderator: James Reckner, Texas Tech University

  •   Robert  Tidwell , Doctoral Candidate, Texas Tech University
  •   Reagan  Grau , Graduate Student, Texas Tech University
Video

[Mesquite]
3:15 PM-. 8d: Personal Experiences

Moderator: Richard Verrone, Texas Tech University

  •   Karen  Zacharias
  •   Joy  Wilkerson
[Atrium]
8:00 PM-. Banquet: Reception/Break/Other

  •   Major General  Ken  Bowra , USA (ret.)

Saturday, March 19th

Video

[Mahogany]
8:45 AM-. 9a: The Vietnam War and the Election Year

Moderator: Scott Sweat, Webmaster-Wintersoldier.com & SwiftVets.com

  •   Jerome  Corsi , Co-author, Unfit for Command
  •   B. G.  Burkett , Co-author Stolen Valor, served with 199th Light Infantry Bde (1968-1969)
  •   Larry  Bailey , Organizer, Kerry Lied; served as Navy Seal
  •   Scott  Swett , Webmaster - Wintersoldier.com and SwiftVets.com
Video

[Aspen]
8:45 AM-. 9b: China, the NLF, & Laos

Moderator: Keith Taylor, Cornell University

  •   Martin  Loicano , Doctoral Candidate, Cornell University
  •   Phieu N.  Tran , MD
  •   Patit Paban  Mishra , Sambalpur University, India
Video

[Redwood]
8:45 AM-. 9c: Strategy

Moderator: Donald Walker, Texas Tech University

  •   David  Strachan-Morris , Doctoral Candidate, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  •   Col.  Steve  Randolph , USAF, ret.; National Defense University
  •   Capt.  John M.  Hawkins , USA; US Military Academy
    •    
Video

[Mesquite]
8:45 AM-. 9d: Personal Accounts

Moderator: Ron Milam, Texas Tech University

  •   Bill  Guenon , USAF pilot and author
  •   Allen W.  Sims , Vietnam vet & author
  •   CMSgt.  Bob  Laymon , USAF, ret.
    •    
Video

[Mahogany]
10:30 AM-. 10a: Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Moderator: Nancy Miller Saunders, VVAW filmmaker and documentarian and supporter, 1970-1973

  •   Nancy Miller  Saunders , VVAW filmmaker and documentarian and supporter, 1970-1973
    •    
  •   Bill  Hager , Served two tours in Vietnam as a Combat Engineer with the USMC, 65-66, 68; VVAW's California/Nevada regional coordicator, 1971-72.
    •    
  •   Terry  DuBose , USA 53rd General Support Group, 67-68; VVAW's Texas Regional Coordinator, 71-72
    •    
  •   Alex  Primm , Army Information Specialist, 68-69; VVAW member since 1971
    •    
  •   Gerald  Nicosia , author
Video

[Aspen]
10:30 AM-. 10b: Pacification & Counterinsurgency

Moderator: Laura Calkins, Texas Tech University

  •   Thomas J.  Barnes , former Province Senior Advisor and Deputy for Cords in II CTZ
  •   Larry J.  O'Daniel
[Redwood]
10:30 AM-. 10c: Vietnam-Related Resources

Moderator: Steve Maxner, Texas Tech University

  •   Vinh  The-Lam , University of Saskatchewan
  •   Steve  Maxner , Texas Tech University
  •   William  Brewster , Curator of Collections, Wisconsin Veterans Museum
    •    
Video

[Mesquite]
10:30 AM-. 10d: War Diaries

Moderator: Donald Walker, Texas Tech University

  •   Todd J.  Pfannestiel , Clarion University, Pennsylvania
  •   Frederick and Robert W.  Whitehurst
[Atrium]
12:00 PM-. Lunch: Reception/Break/Other

  •   Larry  Berman
Video

[Mahogany]
1:30 PM-. 11a: The Myths of the Vietnam War

Moderator: Steve Sherman

  •   Steve  Sherman , served with 5th Special Forces Group, 67-68; RADIX Foundation
  •   Dr.  Robert  Turner , served as Assistant Special Projects Officer, US Embassy Saigon; Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia Law School
  •   James  McLeroy , served with 5th Special Forces Groun, MACSOG/CCN
Video

[Aspen]
1:30 PM-. 11b: Medicine & Healing

Moderator: Ron Frankum, Millersville State University

  •   Cark E.  Bartecchi , MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
    •    
  •   Mary E.  Nguyen
    •    
  •   Steven A.  Leibo , Sage Colleges
[Redwood]
1:30 PM-. 11c: A Potpourri of Vietnam Papers

Moderator: James Reckner, Texas Tech University

  •   Jenny  Hoover , Doctoral Candidate, Texas Tech University
  •   Michael  Johnson , Graduate Student, Texas Tech University
  •   John  Barnett , Doctoral Candidate, University of Arkansas
Video

[Mesquite]
1:30 PM-. 11d: Music and Humor

Moderator: Olga Dror, Texas A&M University

  •   Elizabeth  Champan , Undergraduate Student, Texas A&M University
    •    
  •   Robert  Vaughan , Author
[Hickory]
1:30 PM-. 11e: Winter Soldier

    [Sycamore]
    3:00 PM-. Plenary 12: Update on Vietnam Center

    Moderator: James Reckner, Texas Tech University

      [Sycamore]
      3:30 PM-. Plenary 13: Summary and Discussion & Future Recommendations

      Moderator: James Reckner, Texas Tech University