Veterans to tell stories of Vietnam

Colby Farr



Local Vietnam veterans will tell of their experiences during the war at an upcoming roundtable at Del Mar College.

War and Remembrance will feature Ram Chavez, a local decorated combat veteran, who will share his own experience with the war.

“The Vietnam War had a great impact on the United States and the world including thousands in the Mexican-American community,” said DMC professor Derek Oden. “Hearing the accounts of local Vietnam veterans will undoubtedly deepen students’ understanding of the history of the conflict in Southeast Asia.”

Oden, who teaches history, said he has had a lifelong interest in the war, which led him to this idea. After working with other teachers in the social sciences and Mexican-American studies department, Oden was able to organize a panel with several veterans.

Veterans participating will discuss their experience with war, military training and how their view of war has changed over time.

The event will be from 1-2:30 p.m. March 30 in Room 514 of the White Library.

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