The Vietnam War: Diverse Perspectives

The Vietnam War film and discussion program utilizes short videos and a trained facilitator to prompt discussion about the Vietnam era. Content is culled from Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick's PBS documentary, THE VIETNAM WAR, which tells the story of one of the most consequential and divisive events in American history. The videos explore the human dimensions of war that still haunt us today. Witnesses from all sides give their personal testimonies-Americans who fought in the war, those who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. These programs are offered in partnership with New Hampshire PBS <>.

This 28-minute video includes war stories told by an American journalist; an anti-war activist; an American author and combat soldier; a Vietnamese author and soldier of the North Vietnamese Army; Hero Mothers; a South Vietnamese refugee; an ARVN officer; and several U.S. Marines. Bill Donohue will be the facilitator. 

Bill Donoghue is a Vietnam combat veteran who served as a Corpsman with Marine Combined Action Platoons 1-4-5 and 2-7-0 from 1970-71. These Marine infantry squads of 10 Marines and a Corpsman lived and operated constantly in and around rural Vietnamese villages while training Vietnamese Popular Force/Regional Force soldiers. Total immersion in Vietnamese society enabled Bill to experience the war daily from a villager's view. Recently Bill designed and implemented reintegration programs for service members and their families during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a retired minister, having served congregations in NH for 38 years.

Please note the change in date from 3/21/2019 to 4/4/2019 and the change in speakers.