Serving during the Vietnam War was unlike serving in other wars. For two decades, drafted or as volunteers, Jewish Americans (like all Americans) were sent to Southeast Asia and around the world to fight an unpopular war that divided the country. Some had meaningful Jewish experiences at holidays, with chaplains or with the fellow Jews they served with. For others, being Jewish never connected to their wartime experiences. Whether or not the mission to stop communist expansion was important to an individual, each service member had a job to do and duty to fulfill. Each person who served had his or her own unique experiences. This planned exhibition aims to help understand those experiences and all their variety.
Planned Exhibition: Jewish American military service during Vietnam
Please consider a donation to the museum to support this planned exhibition.