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William H. Duncan Memorial Lecture

The next lecture will be Saturday, April 8 at 1PM

Musuem doors open at noon. Admission is free. Come browse through our exhibits before the presentation.







Journalist Nancy E. Lynch is the author of the award-winning social history, Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1872. At 1PM April 8th at the Delaware Military Museum, Nancy follows up with Preserving War Letters: Touchstones of Time when she describes how she acquired and preserved the priceless correspondence from Delaware troops fighting in the battlefields in Vietnam.

Learn how—and how not—she safeguarded letters from nearly 1,000 letters from the front lines of the Vietnam War for her popular newspaper column in Wilmington News. For five years her celebrated column, Nancy’s Vietnam Mailbag, afforded our troops a unique opportunity to let those at home know where they stood on issues ranging from the war to the weather. Lynch’s column is believed to have been the only of its kind in the country during the unpopular war. In her final column in December 1972 she promised “her guys” she would some day put all their correspondence and pictures in a book to honor them. Released on Veterans Day 2008, Vietnam Mailbag fulfilled her pledge.

In 2009, her tribute, dedicated to all Vietnam veterans, won the first place gold medal form the Independent Publisher Book Awards competition for Best Non-Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic. Lynch, a Delaware resident, travels extensively to increase awareness of the service and sacrifices of our Vietnam veterans.

Sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum



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