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Remembering Vietnam: Medics, Corpsmen, and Nurses
  • Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

During the war in Vietnam, medics, corpsman, and nurses were the “first responders,” performing life saving medicine–often with complete disregard for their own safety.  Tonight, in partnership with the National Library of Medicine, a panel of Vietnam veterans and historians will recount their experiences and explain the duties of medical personnel in Vietnam. Moderated by Dr. Dale Smith, Professor of Military Medicine & History, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  Panelists include Ret. Col. Merle Snyder (DUSTOFF helicopter pilot), Ret. Maj. Gen. Donna Barbisch (U.S. Army Nurse), Dr. Tom Berger (U.S. Navy Corpsman), and Ret. Col. Donald Hall (Gulf War Medic and medical support historian).     

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 and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. 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.

Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.