August 6-11, 2007, Ranger Rendezvous Reunion 2007, Ft. Benning (Columbus) GA.
April 28 and 29, 2007: Wickham Park, Melbourne Florida
April 1, 2007; Springfield, MA, Vietnam Veterans Day Memorial Service, 1 PM, Court Square. Springfield has a thriving veteran community, and I was proud to speak at the memorial, and then give a well attended workshop for families: The War at Home that evening at the Springfield Lodge of Elks # 61. This program was a joint effort of the Springfield Veterans Activity Committee and the Friends of the Springfield Vet Center with generous support from local veteran and civic organizations. For additional information call 737-5167. Books will be available.
There are a bunch of workshops I neglected to add between 2004 and 2007-Patience
October 5th, 2004, Fayetteville, AR., The Jones Center: Patience gave two talks, "Recovering from the War" and "The War at Home" with a Q&A/booksigning in between at the VFW. Thanks Linda and Lin, who put it all together.
Florida's 17th Annual Vietnam Veterans Reunion, April 23 24 25, 2004
April 13, 2004, St George, Utah,
Friday October 17, 2003
Thursday, October 9th and Friday October 10th, 2003: Family Day at the Portland, OR VAMC:
Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Reunion, August 7-12, 2003, North Platte,
Popular Culture Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 18 & 19, 2003
Bob showed Flightline:The Army Helicopter Pilots of Vietnam at 8PM on Friday the 18th to an appreciative audience and answered questions. Patience talked about The Realities of PTSD at 10:30 on Saturday the 19th. We enjoyed the conference and hope to have pictures soon.
75th Ranger Regiment Association Reunion, July 8-12, 2002
Spiritual Retreats for Combat Veterans and Their Spouses,
Father Phillip Salois (grunt, 199LIB, Silver Star), Rev Alan Cutter (in-country in late 71-72 as an advisor, and I (veteran’s wife of 37 years, atheist with a spiritual life) led the Maine retreat. Th The intention is to make a start on some type of spiritual life and create a new base community of husband and wife. The National Conference of Viet Nam Veteran Ministers
October18, 2002: VA Medical Center, Portland Oregon
Bob and I both spoke at an all day event for veterans with PTSD and their families. Other presenters were Steve (101st Airborne, wounded at Hamburger Hill) and Lisa Tice , John Fergueson, an Episcopal priest who was a Marine Counter Intelligence Team member in Vietnam, Michael Stevens who was in the !st Cav in the Artillery. We met a lot of old friends, readers, and many new ones. It was a wonderful day. Watch for information on the next one!
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