Route 51, September 14, 2017

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Heard On Route 51
Dale Lindwall, Nao Shoua Xiong, Lynn Calmes Kohl, and Glen Moberg. Jana Rose Schleis/WPR

September 14 at 10 a.m., Wisconsin Public Radio’s Route 51 marks the upcoming Wisconsin Public Television broadcast of the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary The Vietnam War with a conversation featuring three central Wisconsin veterans who served in the conflict.

Glen Moberg will moderate a discussion with Lynn Calmes Kohl, an army nurse who served in 1969 and 1970 with the 71st Evacuation Hospital in Pleiku; Dale Lindwall, a platoon sergeant who fought in 1970 and 1971 with the 3rd Brigade, 2/60th, 9th Infantry Division in Tan Tru and Nao Shoua Xiong, a Lieutenant who fought from 1970 to 1975 in the secret war in Laos, and who serves now as President of the Wisconsin Lao Veterans of America.

Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum are proud to partner on Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name, an exhibit that features a photo for each of the 1,161 Wisconsinites officially listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The exhibit also includes additional photos for names that are listed on The Highground Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Neillsville, WI. The exhibit will be on display September 11-16 at UW-Marathon County in the UW Center for Civic Engagement.

A 60-minute preview of the PBS Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary, The Vietnam War, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 14. A panel discussion featuring veterans speaking about their experiences both during and after the war will follow the screening.

Episode Credits

  • Glen Moberg Host
  • Dale Lindwall Guest
  • Lynn Calmes Kohl Guest
  • Nao Shoua Xiong Guest

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