June 13 - June 14, 2013 in Victoria, TX

THURSDAY June 13, 2013

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration - University of Houston-Victoria, UHV Center - Multipurpose Room
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Panel I: Leadership in the Vietnam Era


Going to War in Korea and Vietnam:
The Decisions of Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson

Dr. Lee March


Ho Chi Minh: America's Most Capable Foe

Dr. Scott Catino


Panel Chair: Henry Wolff Jr.

Panel
I

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Panel II: Tactical Choices and Their Implementation in Southeast Asia


Britain, SEATO and the Threat of a Regional War in Laos, 1960-63

Dr. David Devereaux


United States Psychological Operations in Support of Counterinsurgency: Vietnam, 1960 to 1965

Mervyn Roberts


Panel Chair: Henry Wolff Jr.

Panel
II

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break
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2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Panel III: Case Studies of War in the Vietnam Provinces


Phoenix and Acorns: Anti-Infrastructure Operations in Phuoc Tuy, 1966-1972

Thomas Evan Richardson


Last Stand of the Archers: Keys to Xuan Loc, April 1975

Jeff Schultz


Panel Chair: Linda Wolff

Panel
III

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

WAR DOGS Heroism and Sacrifice since WWII
Larry Chilcoat

 


Held at the Multipurpose Room in UHV Center bldg., University of Houston-Victoria
3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, TX 77901

Larry Chilcoat
Dinner Speaker

FRIDAY June 14, 2013

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration - University of Houston-Victoria, UHV Center - Multipurpose Room
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Panel IV: The War in the Air


Orchestrated Confusion: Air Doctrine and Design Shifts Embodied by the F-4 Phantom

Mike Hankins


Dustoff: The Origins and Use of Helicopter Ambulances in Vietnam

Dr. Jim Kearney


Panel Chair: Dr. Karen Hagan

Panel
IV
10:30-12:00 p.m.

Panel V: Dissent in the Vietnam Era


From the Bench and Beyond: Warren Court Justices and the Contours of Dissent in the Vietnam Era

Dr. Chris Hickman


F.T.A. or Free the Army: Dissent inside the Military

Dr. Robert Buzzanco


Panel Chair: Roger Raney

Panel
V
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Gator Navy and the River People of Viet Nam
Dr. Dennis Riedesel

Held at the Multipurpose Room in UHV Center bldg., University of Houston-Victoria
3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, TX 77901

Dennis Riedesel
Luncheon Speaker
2:30-4:00 p.m.

Panel VI: In Their Own Words: Oral History and the Vietnam Experience


Bringing the Vietnam War to the Classroom: The Vietnam Archive as a Teacher's Resource

Amy Mondt


The Vietnam War: An Oral History Primer

Dr. Kelly Crager


Panel Chair: Barbara Parsons Smith

Panel
VI
7:00 p.m.

Our War: An Infantry Battalion's Sacrifice in the Vietnam War
Colonel David Taylor

Held at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts
214 N. Main, Victoria, TX 77901


Colonel David Taylor
Keynote
Address