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Book Talk with Annette Grunseth- Combat and Campus: Writing Through War
January 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Join us for a Book Talk with Annette Langlois Grunseth – Combat and Campus: Writing Through War
An infantryman’s riveting letters from Vietnam, preserved for fifty years by his family, share experiences of living the war that are honest, raw, and graphic. A journalist and soldier with the 25th Infantry Division, riding armored personnel carriers into rice paddies, engaging in night time sweeps of the combat area, Sgt. Peter Langlois chronicles the smells, sights, and sounds during some of the darkest days of the war from 1968 – ’69. He would return home to a nation still protesting the war in which his younger sister, Annette, had walked to class behind National Guardsmen marching across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Their correspondence and her poetry offer a unique perspective of the war in Vietnam and social change happening at home. Together, they share what was learned and what was lost.
This program is suitable for all ages.
Program funding made possible by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation through the generous support of Generac Power Systems.