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History Brown Bag Series: A Soldier’s Memories of Vietnam


The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission continues the free 2019 History Brown Bag series held each month from January through October, noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 28th.  John Thompson, veteran of the Vietnam War and a resident of northern Colorado, will share his memories of the place, the people and his piece of the Vietnam War.  At the age of 19, John entered the United States Army and served for eight years, including two tours of duty in Vietnam.  The presentation will be held in the Community Room at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street.

Following are the many offers a part of the 2019 History Brown Bag series.  All presentations will be held at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street, in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.  Note several dates are different than the 4th Thursday of the month.

March 28                   
A Soldier’s Memories of Vietnam, Vietnam Veteran and Colorado resident John Thompson

April 11                      
Jewish Soldier Experiences of World War II, Rampart Library District Director Michelle Petrazzoulo (Greeley Active Adult Center, dining room, 1010 6th Street)

May 23
Manzanar: An American Concentration Camp, Marge Taniwaki

June 6
WWII Battlefields, Cemeteries and Monuments, Don Runnells

July 25
Young Chautauquans Perform, Young Chautauquans

August 22
To Be Determined

September 26
Teetotalers, Stuffed Shirts & Canoe Paddlers: Union Colony Letter Writers, Museum Manager Dan Perry

October 24
History of the Colorado Railroad Museum and artifacts, Michelle Kempema; this presentation will be held at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum, 680 10th Street and will be free of charge.

For more information, contact Betsy Kellums in the Historic Preservation Office at or 350-9222.

Release Date:
Mar 27, 2019

Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist
Community Development Department

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