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Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides
  • Date: Friday, January 04, 2019
  • Time: 12:00 am
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Journey  from present  to past and back  again with Vietnam veteran  Ron Osgood in his quest to  recover fragmented and buried stories  from all sides of the Vietnam War. The stories from  veterans and non-combatants look at the ways in which  war becomes inscribed into the life histories of ordinary  individuals and the attempt to humanize our former enemies.  By interweaving American and Vietnamese perspectives, the program  promotes cross-cultural connection, empathy and compassion. (2018; 60 mins.)  Following the screening, filmmaker Ron Osgood will be joined by historian Marc Leepson to discuss the film and answer audience questions.

“Remembering Vietnam” is presented in part by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, AARP, FedEx Corporation, and the National Archives Foundation. Additional support provided by the Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, The Eliasberg Family Foundation, Inc., and HISTORY.

All public programs at the National Archives are free. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

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