(Washington, D.C.) –
Wallace (Braveheart and We Were Soldiers),
journalist and author Joe Galloway, and other special guests will join the
leadership of Vietnam Veterans of America at the organization’s biennial
National Leadership Conference August 14-18 in Tucson, Arizona. The
conference brings together hundreds of Vietnam veteran advocates for a
series of educational seminars, speakers, and other activities.
conference will include several special events, including an awards banquet
in which VVA will recognize its own members’ accomplishments. There also
will be addresses by prominent Vietnam veterans and their advocates.
Wallace, the screenwriter and director of the Vietnam War film, We Were
Soldiers, will receive the President’s Award for his work. Galloway, the
former Vietnam War correspondent who with Gen. Hal Moore wrote the seminal
Vietnam War military history, We Were Soldiers Once and Young, will
deliver the keynote address.
is instrumental in several ways,” said VVA National President Thomas H.
Corey. “It gives Vietnam veteran leaders from around the country the chance
to learn many different skills, from helping veterans gain their rightful
benefits to how to publish a first-rate local chapter newsletter. And it
gives our leaders a chance to get together with fellow Vietnam veterans and
conference will be held at the Sheraton El Conquistador in Tucson. VVA’s
supporting organization, the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, will
hold its biennial convention and elections concurrently with the