Commemorative Vietnam Exhibit and Presentations at the Village Hall

VIETNAM WAR RETROSPECTIVE ~ Fifty Years Hence

 THE ANNISQUAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Annisquam Historical Society is sponsoring an Exhibit and Presentations to mark the end of U. S. military

engagement in Vietnam, 50 years ago. On display in the Firehouse is an exhibit of local

veterans’ evocative photographs, maps, artifacts, artwork, slideshows, videos and personal

items documenting the Vietnam era. The veterans will tell the stories of their tours of

duty in Presentations at the Village Hall.

  • Ron Beck – U.S. Coast Guard, served aboard a cutter on blockade duty in South China Sea.
  • Kermit Birchfield – U. S. Air Force, served as pilot with the 4th Air Commando Squadron on

AC 47s (DC 3s modified as gun ships) over S. Vietnam, the Ho Chi Min Trail and Laos, as well

as out of Thailand.

  • Bob Griffith – U. S. Army, served as armored cavalry platoon leader in the Northern Sector of

South Vietnam.

  • Rob Russell, M. D. – U.S. Army, served as a physician at Long Binh, South Central and Delta

region.

  • Robert Williams – U.S. Marine Corps, served as Combat Artist and infantryman in the field,

stationed at the Combat Information Bureau, DaNang, Vietnam.

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 EXHIBIT: AHS FIREHOUSE ~ THRU SEPTEMBER

Mondays – 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Fridays – 9 :00 am to Noon (during the Annisquam Farmer’s Market)

Visit by request to: annisquamhistoricalsociety.org

Annisquam Historical Society – 7 Walnut Street, Gloucester

 

PRESENTATIONS BY VETERANS ~ AUGUST 22, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Ron Beck, Kermit Birchfield, Bob Griffith, Rob Russell, Robert Williams

Annisquam Village Hall – Leonard Street, Gloucester

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