Viewings of segments from THE VIETNAM WAR will form the basis of facilitated dialogues carried out with assistance from the South Dakota Humanities Council, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, local veterans service offices, the Grant County Public Library and the Leo P. Flynn Estate.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. there will be an open house with refreshments and opportunity to have conversations with other attendees. At 6:30 p.m. the screening will begin with a welcome by Aaron Pollard, assistant secretary of SD Veteran Affairs in Sioux Falls. Milbank author, Bill Sly, will begin the event talking about his book “No Place to Hide: Alpha Company at Nui Ba Den.” Michael J. Fitzmaurice, South Dakota’s only living Medal of Honor recipient, will also be in attendance. After an overview of the 10-part series has been shown, a discussion will be held.
Pioneer Public Television is also in the process of collecting and recording stories from area Vietnam War veterans who are interested in sharing their stories. A short preview of a local documentary made from these interviews will be shown in Milbank as part of the program on September 7. Entitled “Vietnam Remembered: Interviews with Western and Southwestern Minnesota Veterans,” the program captures stories of several local Vietnam War veterans as part of the statewide Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Story Wall project. It will air on Pioneer on Sunday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m.
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About Pioneer Public Television
Pioneer Public TV is an award-winning, viewer-supported television station dedicated to sharing local stories of the region with the world. The station can be viewed over the air on KWCM Channel 10 in Appleton, KSMN Channel 20 in Worthington and K49FA in Fergus Falls as well as on dozens of cable channels and on satellite channels.