American Jewish Service in Vietnam: A Panel Discussion – 4/8 and 4/15

Webinar: American Jewish Service in Vietnam: A Panel Discussion

Join us online for a two-part panel discussion on April 8th and 15th.

What were the experiences of the Vietnam War like for Jewish veterans? Did being Jewish matter or not? Our panel of veterans discuss their experiences, what it was like serving in an unpopular war and how their identity as American Jews impacted (or didn’t impact) their time in the military.

Vietnam Veterans Panel Discussion Part 1
Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:00 PM ET

Host: Robert Jacobs, Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Vietnam Veterans Committee
Moderator: Sheldon Goldberg, Ph.D., USAF (Ret.), National Museum of American Jewish Military History

Panelists:

Michael Corbett
USMC
In Vietnam 1965-1966
3rd Bn 4th Marine Regt HQ Co & 3rd platoon
Infantry machine gunner
Joseph Goldstein
USN
Oct 1966-May 1967; Sept 1967-May 1968
USS Coral Sea & USS Ranger in Gulf of Tonkin
F-4 Radar Intercept Officer; flew over North Vietnam on 106 fighter combat air patrol & bombing missions

Stan Goldstein
USAF
March 1968-December 1968 Korat AFB Thailand
Flew 100 missions over North Vietnam
Richard Kurtz
US Army
1966-1967 1st Infantry Division; Forward Observer in infantry rifle company, Artillery Officer in infantry battalion
1970-1971 Staff Officer 101st Airborne Division, S-3 Operations Officer for Duster Battalions on DMZ fire bases

Jacob (Jack) Romo
US Army Medical Officer
1966-1967- 25th Division Social Work Officer in Cu Chi; Mental Hygiene Clinic; 93rd Evac Hospital Psychiatric Augmentation Detachment

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Vietnam Veterans Panel Discussion Part 2
Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:00 PM ET

Panelists:
Jerry Alperstein
USN
1967 USS Charles R. Ware DD865 (destroyer) Yankee Station part of Task Force 77 20-25 miles off the coast; Operation Sea Dragon operating one-to-five miles off the coast of North Vietnam
Communications

David Brog
USAF
1968 flew out of Korat AFB Thailand
Tech intelligence on Surface to Air Missiles (SAMs), flew Wild Weasel missions against SAMs & developed tactics and techniques against SAMs

Allen Falk
USMC
1969-1970 1st Marine Corp Division in I Corps
Staff Legal Officer

Sheldon Goldberg
USAF
1968-1969 Ubon Thailand
F-4D Weapons Systems Officer; flew 214 combat missions (211 over Laos & 3 over North Vietnam)

Robert (Bob) Jacobs
US Army
1969-1970
1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) HQ in Phuoc Vinh III Corps northwest of Saigon; 3rd Brigade HQ in Quan Loi to help run Taskforce Shoemaker (spring 1970 Cambodia incursion)
Infantry on arrival in RVN; retrained as personnel clerk; became Head Clerk of HHC 1st Cav Div

Register in advance for this webinar:
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