above: A soldier stands in full gear at the NE library exhibit A Soldier’s Load.
The display features items that soldiers carried into the Vietnam War and things they carried back once the war was over.
The exhibit will run until Nov. 18.
Photos by Katelyn Townsend/The Collegian
(original posting October 11, 2016, http://collegian.tccd.edu/?p=30644)
By Bethany Narvaez
A Soldier’s Load exhibit is on display in the NE library as a part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program.
The exhibit is located on the main floor by the front desk and will be on display until Nov. 18.
The display contains Vietnam War artifacts, including weaponry and military supplies. Books about the Vietnam War and post-traumatic stress disorder are also on display and available for checkout. All items in the exhibit were donated from the National Vietnam War Museum in Weatherford.
A panel discussion about the novel The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien will be held at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 20 on the main floor in the NE library. The panel will consist of history and English professors.
The National Vietnam War Museum gift shop continues travels to various events around the country with volunteers. The next major event for the gift shop is the Vietnam Helicopter Crewmembers Reunion in Albuquerque, NM. We are proud to add a book to our store written by one of our sponsors, Bob Ford who was Black Cat 2-1 in Vietnam, which is also the title of his book.
Contact Jim Messinger, for pricing and shipping information. The book is available in the Museum Visitor Center and should be added to the online gift shop soon.
Sponsors made up 90 percent of the attendees at the Spring Fundraiser held March 28, 2015.
The event raised over $10,000 (some funds still coming in) through sponsorships, live and silent auction. The Friends of the Museum continue to raise a substantial part of the museum operating expenses through the fundraiser, and the gift shop. The gift shop operates at the Mineral Wells Airport, the Visitor Center, on the Internet, and at Coming Events.