Join The Harlem Veterans Project Saturday at Midway Village
This Saturday (November 10th) at Rockford's Midway Village Museum, students from the Harlem Veteran Project will share their compelling and professionally-developed documentaries of Rockford’s Vietnam Veterans.
The event, which begins at 1pm, will be a great opportunity to learn about the experiences of some of our local Vietnam veterans. You'll also have the chance to meet several of our local heroes, talk with the Harlem students documenting their experiences, and see Vietnam-era artifacts up close.
Harlem Veteran Project documentaries to be screened include:
The Fear of Dying Produced by Kirstin Fudge
Thomas Morgan served in the Vietnam War from 1970-1971. He operated a bulldozer for the 59th Land Clearing Company. He is a Purple Heart and Bronze Medal recipient for his courageous efforts during his time in service. Kirstin Fudge is his granddaughter.
Shot Down Produced by Jacqueline Wright
Gary Kahler is a Rockford native born on December 22, 1942. He attended West High School and graduated from University of Wisconsin Platteville in 1965. He enlisted in the Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970. Gary received training as a helicopter copilot. He was then sent to Vietnam, where he was stationed at Phu Bai airbase. During a resupply mission, Gary was shot down.
You may purchase your admission at the event. Prices are as follows:
$5 Children (ages 12-17) Not recommended for under 12
Museum Members and Vietnam-era Veterans are free. Admission to the Museum Galleries is included.
For those who are not familiar with the Harlem Veteran Project:
There are a lot more videos to check out on the Harlem Veteran Project's YouTube channel. Click here to learn more.