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Program: History

Central Texas Military History Symposium

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2015 Central Texas Military History Symposium - Commemoration of the Vietnam War

Keynote Speaker

Lewis Sorley

Lewis Sorley, a veteran of the Vietnam War, is a graduate of West Point and holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins. Sorley taught at the Army War College and served as Chief of the Policy and Plans Division at the Central Intelligence Agency.

Among his books are two biographies, Thunderbolt: General Creighton Abrams and the Army of His Times and Honorable Warrior: General Harold K. Johnson and the Ethics of Command. The Johnson biography received the Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Book Award. His book A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He is currently researching a biography of General William C. Westmoreland.

A Better War

Time and Place

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Texas A&M University-Central Texas
Multipurpose Room
Warrior Hall
1002 Leadership Place
Killeen, Texas 76549
Registration Fee $25
Register by September 26

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With the Support of Our Partners

The Association of the US Army
National Mounted Warfare Foundation
The 1st Cavalry Division Museum
The 3rd Cavalry Regiment Museum

Past speakers

  • Dr. Brian McAllister Linn, professor of history at Texas A&M University. His books include Echo of Battle, Guardians of Empire, and The Philippine War, 1899-1902
  • Dr. Richard McCaslin, author of Lee in the Shadow of Washington, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001;
  • Lt. General (Retired) Dave Palmer, former superintendent of the US Military Academy and author of Washington and Arnold.
  • Dr. Dennis Showalter, Professor of History at Colorado College and author of Tannenburg: Clash of Empires, 1914, The Wars of Frederick the Great, and most recently, Armor and Blood: The Battle for Kursk.
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