For Immediate Release (March 2, 2006) http://www.njvvmf.org/
Contact: Kelly Watts (732-335-0033)
VIETNAM ERA EDUCATIONAL CENTER HOSTS
SLIDE SHOW AND ORAL HISTORY DISCUSSION
On Saturday, March 25, at 1:00 p.m., the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation will host a slide
show and oral history discussion called "Screaming Eagles in Vietnam: The 101st Airborne Division during the War,"
presented by New Jersey Vietnam Veteran Peter R. Engelhardt, at the Vietnam Era Educational Center in Holmdel.
Peter Engelhardt, of Summit, served in Vietnam from October 1968 through August 1969 with the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade, which operated out of
LZ (Landing Zone) "Sally," near the ancient imperial city of Hue, and FSB (Fire Support Base) "Whip," in the Ashau Valley
near the Laotian border in the highlands of South Vietnam. Engelhardt was a college
graduate who then attended Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. As
an officer in Vietnam, he worked primarily behind the scenes dealing with operations planning and coordination, intelligence
assessment, and psychological warfare exercises. He holds a deep admiration and
respect for the airborne infantry "line" officers and their men, whose primary duty was combat. It is in their honor that he retells the story of his group of "Screaming Eagles," the nickname for members
of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division.
Lecture attendees are asked to RSVP to (732) 335-0033. A donation
of $5.00 per person is suggested. The Vietnam Era Educational Center is located
adjacent to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial off the Garden State Parkway at exit 116. The Educational Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM. Regular admission is free for veterans
and active-duty military personnel. Regular adult admission is $4.00; student
and senior citizen admission is $2.00; and children under 10 are admitted free.
The below link has a beautiful article
of patriotism and love.
In His Wife's Memory, Harold Kolm was his town's
Vietnam Veteran Memorial
caretaker for over 18 years...
This Vietnam Veteran Memorial was dedicated on
Memorial Day 1968.