The Things They Read
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The Things They Read

As part of the Big Read KC of "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien, we asked local veterans what they read while serving in Vietnam.

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The Vietnam War

LZ Kansas City

LZs, or landing zones, were used extensively in the Vietnam War to move forces in and out of combat zones. LZ Kansas City tells the stories of local veterans in our community.

The Vietnam War

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film, premiering Sept. 17 on KCPT.

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KCPT Presents The Vietnam War: An Evening with Ken Burns & Lynn Novick
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KC to Vietnam: Path of the Vietnam War

By Amanda Dawson

From initial United States involvement in Indochina to the fall of Saigon, the American involvement in Vietnam and the Vietnam War lasted for more than 20 years. This timeline tracks some of the major points of the Vietnam War. It tracks political developments, battles in Vietnam, protests at home, post-war responses, and much more. This is a collection of moments from Vietnam to the United States to right here in Missouri and Kansas. If you are interested in a more detailed timeline, please refer to the Vietnam War Almanac (2009) by James H. Willbanks.

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The Vietnam War A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick This September