Unheard Tales of the Vietnam War

South Vietnamese veterans and refugees who resettled in Kentucky after 1975 tell their stories of war and displacement. Presented by the Vietnam War Commemoration Committee, the McConnell Center, the Office of the President, the Office of Enrollment Management, and the Department of History.

6pm, March 31, 2015

Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library (University of Louisville, Belknap Campus)

Reception to follow!

Please join us when veterans of the Army and Air Force of the Republic of Viet Nam, a former cabinet member of the South Vietnamese government, and the wife of an imprisoned South Vietnamese soldier reflect on this conflict, share their memories of the fall of Saigon, tell us how their lives changed under Communist rule, and recount how they ultimately escaped from Vietnam and settled in Kentucky.

The Vietnam War is commonly remembered in the United States as the most tragic American conflict of the twentieth century. But this war also saw more than a million South Vietnamese soldiers serving their cause with incredible courage and bravery.

Moderators will ask questions and show clips from Moving Voices Project: Tiếng Nói Lưu Vong, an oral history project that collects stories from South Vietnamese veterans and refugees in Louisville.


The University of Louisville is a proud Commemorative Partner of the Vietnam War Commemoration. It is not a part of, or endorsed by, the Department of Defense.