VETERANS PRESENT ON THE VIETNAM WAR, MODERN INFANTRY
August 24, 2017
Posted at 19:58h in News
Earlier this semester, Vietnam Veterans of America (New Jersey Shore Area Chapter 12) paid a visit to CBA for an informative presentation on the Vietnam War and the modern day infantryman experience.
Students were able to hold real deactivated ordinance and try on actual infantry radioman gear that would be used in the field.
The seniors in attendance were studying in Mr. Huvane’s English class former Marine Phil Klay’s collection of short stories about his service in Iraq called Redeployment. Mr. Huvane’s hope was that, though the text and the presentation did not deal with the exact same war, the presentation would provide insight into the universal nature of a soldier’s sacrifice, skill, and dedication.
The presentation did not disappoint as one student commented, “I learned so much about this war and the sacrifice of these men who suffered for our freedom.”
CBA President Brother Frank Byrne was on hand to receive a picture from the presenters, which will be hung in the Academy halls in recognition of the sacrifices made by soldiers past and present.