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Vietnam Veterans to Share Stories at Rockville Libraries

Twinbrook and Rockville Memorial libraries will host reflections on the war's aftermath.

 

As the nation pauses to honor military veterans this month, two Vietnam veterans are discussing their experiences during programs at Montgomery County Public Libraries in Rockville.

Jane McCarthy will present “Reflections of an Army Nurse on Serving in Vietnam.” The talk, featuring a slide show, will include McCarthy’s experiences with posttraumatic stress disorder.

McCarthy served in the Army Nurse Corps at the 95th Evacuation Hospital in Da Nang, South Vietnam, in 1971. She also served in the Gulf War in 1991.

A founding commissioner on the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs, McCarthy has worked to help soldiers facing PTSD issues upon their return from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Her presentation will be held at 4 p.m. on:

  • Thursday at Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Drive. Call 240-777-0240, or TTY 240-777-0904.
  • Friday at Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Call 240-777-0140 or TTY 240-777-0902.

Later this month, Mike Marceau will present “Back to Vietnam,” a 45-minute film he made during a tour of Vietnam in April. Marceau, a Purple Heart recipient, joined other U.S. military veterans on the “Peace and Reconciliation” tour of Vietnam that included meeting with groups who support victims of Agent Orange spraying.

Marceau was the featured speaker at the City of Rockville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday. The Army veteran is vice president of the DC Chapter of Veterans for Peace.

Marceau’s presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m. on:

  • Nov. 26 at Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Call 240-777-0140 or TTY 240-777-0902.
  • Nov. 29 at Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Drive. Call 240-777-0240, or TTY 240-777-0904.

For more stories from Rockville veterans, click on the video above to view the Rockville 11 production “Rockville’s Veterans: We Salute You.”

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