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APSU presents military “Homecoming Conference” April 17

Austin Peays department of history and philosophy is hosting a conference on the timely topic of war and military homecomings.

The Homecoming Conference will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 17, in the auditorium of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, Clarksville.

The conference schedule is as follows:

9-10:15 a.m.: Lessons Learned

•The Eagles Nesting! Lessons from an Unconventional War: The 101st Airborne Air Assault Division and the Vietnam War, 1967-1970 by Dr. Leo J. Daugherty of Ohio State University
Austin Peay's department of history and philosophy is hosting a conference on the timely topic of war and military homecomings.

The Homecoming Conference will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 17, in the auditorium of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, Clarksville.

The conference schedule is as follows:

9-10:15 a.m.: “Lessons Learned”

•“The Eagles Nesting! Lessons from an Unconventional War: The 101st Airborne Air Assault Division and the Vietnam War, 1967-1970” by Dr. Leo J. Daugherty of Ohio State University

•“Back from the Arctic: The Return of the Greeley Relief Expedition and the Launching of the New Navy” by Dr. Stephen K. Stein of the University of Memphis

10:30-11:45 a.m.: “The Forms of Memory”

•“Effects of Combat” by Dr. William Dannenmaier of APSU

•“Hell and Back: Two Local Enlisted Memoirs” by Dr. Richard Gildrie of APSU

1-2:15 p.m.: “Homecomings: Ancient and Modern”

•“Home from Iraq: Xenophon” by APSU's Dr. George Pesely

•“Homecoming: A Comparison” by Dr. Don Barlow of Prestonsburg Community College

•“The Dream Continued, Eventually—The Problems and Promise of the Vietnam Era G.I. Bill” by the University of Tennessee at Knoxville's Mark Boulton

2:30-3:45 p.m.

•“Oral History: Recovering and Preserving the Memories” by APSU's Dr. Gregory Zieren, Steve Smith of Middle Tennessee State University and APSU students

4-5 p.m.
•“A Century of War: The Musical Response” by APSU's Dr. Jeffrey Wood

The conference is free and open to the public. For further information, telephone Dr. Richard Gildrie, program coordinator, at 7932.
—Terry Stringer