Vietnam War Panelists

UA Rich Mountain Hosts Vietnam War Panel Discussion

To commemorate Veteran’s Day, UA Rich Mountain was honored to host a panel discussion about Vietnam. The event was held in the Ouachita Center on the campus on Monday, November 13.  Colonel Billy Wood, USA, (Ret.) Captain Bob Young, USN, Retired, Vietnam combat USMC veteran, James Scott, and local historian and retired social science instructor, Harold Coogan discussed the war, Vietnam, and the military.

The discussion was a follow-up to the prior screening of the PBS series, The Vietnam War. The panelists discussed their personal experiences in both the military and their time in Vietnam. Additionally, the impact and the historical as well as political perspective of the conflict were topics of discussion. Many of the attendees vividly remember the events during the 60’s and were directly affected by Vietnam. After the discussion, Julie Oglesby from Health Connections and Mary Beth Lowery from the local VA Center provided information about services and available resources.

UA Rich Mountain and its employees would like to thank the panelists, all military personnel and their families for their service and their sacrifice.

For more information, contact Brenda Miner, UA Rich Mountain Director of Library Services at (479) 394-7622, x. 1370 or

Vietnam War Panelists