News - Updates
The Army Heritage Center Foundation is pleased toannounce that the U.S. Army Heritage and EducationCenter will host a free public program on Saturday,April 25, 2015 beginning at 2:00 p.m. that featuresRory Kennedy’s 2015 Academy Award nominateddocumentary “Last Days in Vietnam” and a panelof experts to provide perspective. The program isa partnership among the Army Heritage CenterFoundation, the U.S. Army Heritage and EducationCenter, the U.S. Army War College, and WITF PublicTelevision and Radio. Register for the screening atwitf.org/events.Rory Kennedy’s documentary, “Last Days inVietnam” focuses on the chaotic final daysof the American involvement in the VietnamWar, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in onSaigon. As nearby cities and villages fell to theNorth, U.S. diplomats and military officials in thecountry contemplated withdrawal. With the livesof thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in thebalance, those in control faced an impossibledecision—which Vietnamese citizens would goand which would be left behind to face brutality,imprisonment, or death. At the risk of their careersand possible court-martial, a handful of individualstook matters into their own hands. Engaging inunsanctioned and often makeshift operations,they waged a desperate effort to evacuate asmany South Vietnamese as possible.After the film, WITF’s Scott LaMar will moderatea talk back session with panel experts to provideperspective. The panel includes Dr. Lewis (Bob)Sorley whose book, A Better War: TheUnexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam, was nominatedfor a Pulitzer Prize; Tom Glenn who was a seniorNational Security Agency officer in Vietnam atthe end of the war, and COL (R) John Martinwho, as an Army Lieutenant, supported the careand processing of Vietnamese refugees evacuatedfrom Saigon to Guam as part of Operation New Life.WITF TV will broadcast the PBS documentaryAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Last Days in Vietnamon Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 9:00 p.m.Scheduled in conjunction with the 40thanniversary of the fall of Saigon, the broadcastwill contain additional footage not seen duringthe film’s theatrical release. The broadcast issupported locally on WITF TV by the LebanonVA Medical Center and the Army War College.The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center(USAHEC), a component of the U.S. Army WarCollege, is a museum, research center, andeducational complex dedicated to honoring soldiers and their families; preserving and makingpublically available their artifacts and archivalmaterials; and educating and inspiring visitorsthrough programs and exhibits that promote agreater understanding of the Army's and its soldiers' contributions. The museum and researchcenter is free and open to the public. Learn moreabout USAHEC at www.usahec.org.The Military Heritage Foundation, doing businessas the Army Heritage Center Foundation, is anot-for-profit 501(c)(3) that, through donatedsupport, is funding the construction of the publiccomponents of the U.S. Army Heritage andEducation Center—the Visitor and EducationCenter (VEC) and the Army Heritage Center.The Foundation also provides “margin ofexcellence support” to meet the needs ofeducational programs and other activitiesat USAHEC where federal funds are inadequateor unavailable. Learn more about theFoundation at www.armyheritage.org.WITF is a valued source of educational,inspiring, and creative content for adultsand children in every community in CentralPennsylvania. WITF’s programs and servicesreach nearly two million citizens in 19counties throughout the region. WITF iscomprised of public broadcasting stationsWITF TV, WITF 89.5 & 93.3, WITF.org, andregional magazine Central PA (published by The Patriot-News in association with WITF).The organization also includes the newsnetworks RadioPA and Pennsylvania PublicRadio, as well as Media Solutions and TopFlight Media. Learn more about WITF atThe Chapter Provides Support forDickinson Military BallThe CB/CV Chapter of the AUSA provided a $1,000 donationto support the Dickinson College ROTC Department's MilitaryBall scheduled for 10 April 2015 for the local college cadets.The Ball will be held at the Comfort Suites in Carlisle, PA.Attendees include ROTC cadets from the surrounding collegesincluding Dickinson College, Messiah College, GettysburgCollege, Penn State Harrisburg, Millersville University, andLebanon Valley College. We are pleased to support thisannual gala and wish these future military leaders a festive evening.
New Corporate Members
Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast has just signed on
as one of the Chapter's newest corporate
members. The business is owned by Kit and Robin
Stauffer and is located at 150 Hickorytown Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015. Robin is a retired Army officer
and a Vietnam War Veteran and is very active in the
“Veterans Journey Home” project, a 501c3 organiza-
tion with locations in CA, FL, MD, PA & WI.
We are delighted to have such a veterans oriented
couple and business on our list of corporate mem-
bers. You may access Robin's business website for
additional information by clicking on the business n
ame on the Corporate Corner Tab of the chapter web-
John R. Hockensmith Masonry is the chapter’s
newest business to join a sizeable list of old
timers on our corporate membership roster.
John’s father was a member of the Greatest
Generation and a veteran of the Battle of the
Bulge. The business is located at 270 Mohawk
Road, Newville, PA 17241 and is renowned for
quality stone work that is built to last. This out-
standing local business joins the ranks of a growing
list of others as "true friends of the Soldier."
John does not have a website for his business
We encourage all Chapter members to patronize these
fine establishments to enjoy great service and to
demonstrate our appreciation for their support of our
troops and their families.
News from Corporate Member
CB/CV Chapter's Corporate Member, Gabler Trucking
Hosts a Wounded Warrior Trout Fishing Outing
Strategic Art Films Program
“On 10 April The Strategic Art Film Program presented “The Last Raids on Japan” featuring comments by Mr. Paul A. Miller, a WWII B-29 pilot, from Mechanicsburg, who participated in the last raid and analysis of the strategic air campaign against Japan by Col Timothy Brown, USAF and Professor Mike Marra. Fifty six students, staff, faculty and invited guests attended the presentation which was initiated and supported by War College students who presented Mr. Miller with a War College coin. LTC (R) Ron Elliott, President of the Carlisle Barracks and Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), presented Mr. Miller with a special coin struck by the President of the AUSA’s First Region and LTG(R) Guy Swan, Vice President of the AUSA, awarded him with a certificate of appreciation for his distinguished service.”