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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2012 Guest Lecture Series Starts with Dr. Lewis “Bob” Sorley

The Vietnam Center and Archive is proud to present the first speaker in our 2012 Guest Lecture Series, Dr. Bob Sorley, on Wednesday, January 25th at 7:00pm in the Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech University School of Law.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

A graduate of West Point, Sorley served as an executive officer in Vietnam from 1963-1966. He later served as Assistant Secretary of General Staff, Office of the Chief of Staff, and commanded a tank battalion in West Germany. This was followed by time on the faculty of the US Army War College and later work as Chief of the Policy and Plans Division of the CIA. Sorley is the author of numerous books, including A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America’s Last Years in Vietnam.

Dr. Sorley will be available to sign copies of his book following 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 2012 VNCA Guest Lecture Series see, or contact Mary Saffell at 806-742-9010 or

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