348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Wednesday, June 5 2024.


 On Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


As a young, non-commissioned officer, then 19-year old US Army Sergeant Larry Saul served a combat tour in Vietnam in 1970. Fifty years later he returned to Vietnam to explore the beautiful country and see how the fascinating people had evolved since the end of the war. He has made two subsequent trips since. This lecture will look at the history, culture and geography of Vietnam from the late 19th century up to 1975. Beginning with the Big Picture, he will use the mission of his unit and their experiences to present a snapshot of the US involvement...then, fast forward to late 2018 and how Vietnam has progressed.

Presenter: COL (Retired) Lawrence Saul served more than 34 years in the US Army in a variety of positions around the world, including three tours with the British Army, two additional tours in Europe, twice in Alaska and elsewhere in the USA. In his final assignment he was the Senior US Army Liaison Officer to the British Army. He was one of the last 10 Vietnam War veterans still serving when he retired in 2008. Since retiring, he has worked as a consultant to the British Army in the field of Knowledge Management and helped with the reorganization of the Armed Forces of the nations of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Romania. He was a Senior Lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California and then Vice President at the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California. He lectures regularly on Military History at various universities and leads historical tours to WW I and II European battlefields, focusing on D-Day and the battles that followed.

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