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PBS Documentary Producer Headlines Vietnam Symposium at the National Infantry Museum 

The public is invited to a day-long symposium at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center exploring still-debated issues surrounding the Vietnam War. Vietnam: Lessons and Legacies will be held Saturday, January 27, from 9am to 4pm at the museum. Lynn Novick, co-director with Ken Burns on the PBS documentary The Vietnam War, will headline a panel of distinguished veterans, scholars and experts, listed below. Topics for discussion include Lessons: Learned, Ignored, Forgotten and Not Learned at All; Media Might: Then and Now; and From Conscription to All-Volunteer and Back Again? 

The event, sponsored by Westway Development Group, is free and includes lunch and a light closing reception with cash bar.

Speakers and panelists include:

Lynn Novick
Co-Director, The Vietnam War

Dr. Hal Kushner
Vietnam POW

Jim Sterba
Vietnam War Correspondent for the New York Times

MG Malcolm Frost  
Commanding General, U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training

Dr. Erik Villard
Vietnam Expert for the U.S. Army Center of Military History

David Greenway
Vietnam War Correspondent for The Washington Post

Jim Balkcom
Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army and Vietnam Veteran

BG (Ret) Peter Jones
Retired Commandant, U.S. Army Infantry School

COL (Ret) Greg Camp
 Vietnam Veteran

Rich McDowel
Retired Fort Benning Chief of Public Affairs

Ben Garrett
Maneuver Center of Excellence Chief of Public Affairs

Admission is free, but seating is limited. A questionnaire is required to secure your reservation. Once you RSVP, you will be sent a survey via email to determine your Topic/Session preference. Upon completion of survey, we will issue your official ticket for the symposium. For additional information, please call or email Emily Shepherd at 706-653-9234 ext 5828 or