ARVN: Reflections and Reassessments After 30 Years

17 March - 18 March 2006
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.

Friday, March 17th

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8:00 AM-. Opening Remarks: Dr. James Reckner

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    8:15 AM-9:15 AM. Special Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lewis Sorley - The Army of the Republic of Vietnam: A Retrospective Evaluation

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      9:20 AM-10:20 AM. Session 1: The History of ARVN: An Overview

      Moderator: Stephen Maxner, The Vietnam Center

      •   Mr. Stephen Sherman and Mr. Bill Laurie
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      10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Session 2: Early Assessments of ARVN

      Moderator: Dr. Mark Moyar, USMC Command and Staff College

      •   Dr. Geoffrey Shaw
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      •   Mr. Triet Minh Nguyen
      •   Mr. Tin Nguyen
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      12:00 PM-1:15 PM. Lunch: Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Bich - Some Vietnam War Issues Revisited: The Role Played by ARVN

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        1:30 PM-3:00 PM. Session 3: ARVN Tested: Nixon, Protest, and Lam Son 719

        Moderator: Dr. James Willbanks, US Army Command and General Staff College

        •   Mr. Tuan Hoang
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        •   Mr. Brian Robertson
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        •   Dr. Andrew Wiest
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        3:15 PM-4:45 PM. Session 4: The Regular and Irregular Forces of Vietnam: Rangers, Marines, and the RFPF

        Moderator: Dr. Ron Milam, Texas Tech University

        •   Mr. Hieu Dinh Vu
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        •   Mr. Tran Ngoc Toan
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        •   Mr. James Donovan
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        7:00 PM-8:30 PM. Banquet: Special Guest Speaker - ARVN Lieutenant General Lu Lan

          Saturday, March 18th

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          8:00 AM-9:00 AM. 5A: ARVN and the Eastertide Offensive

          Moderator: Mr. Stephen Maxner, The Vietnam Center

          •   Mr. Darrell Whitcomb and Mr. Nguyen Van Kiet
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          9:15 AM-10:45 AM. 5B: ARVN and the Eastertide Offensive

          Moderator: Dr. Andrew Wiest

          •   Dr. James Willbanks
          •   Mr. Jason Stewart
          •   Mr. An Hoang Le
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          11:00 AM-12:00 PM. Session 6: The Historic Sea Battle of the Parcels between Vietnam and China, 1974

          Moderator: Dr. James Reckner, The Vietnam Center

          •   CPT Kiem Do , Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations VN Navy; ISG Lead, Louisiana
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          •   LCDR Cam Tran VNN , Special Forces (PT Boat Squadron); Military Writer, Texas
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          12:00 PM-1:15 PM. Lunch: Special Guest Speaker - The Honorable Mr. Geoff Connor, Former Texas Secretary of State

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            1:30 PM-3:00 PM. Session 7: The Death of the South Vietnamese Army

            Moderator: Mr. Jay Vieth

            •   CPT Kiem Do , Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations VN Navy; ISG Lead, Louisiana
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            •   Mr. Hai Trieu , ex-ARVN member; Military Writer, author from Vancouver, Canada
            •   Mr. Nguyen The Tien , ex-Professor at Hanoi & Saigon Polytechnic College under Communist regime, from Vancouver, Canada
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            3:15 PM-4:45 PM. Session 8: The Aftermath of the War

            Moderator: Mr Stephen Maxner, The Vietnam Center

            •   Mr. Vinh M. Tran
            •   COL Mai Viet Triet
            •   Dr. Phil Beidler
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            4:45 PM-5:30 PM. Closing: Closing Remarks and General Conference Discussion