SCF, Manatee-Sarasota to Offer Presentation on the Vietnam War

(Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 8, 2016) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota History and Political Science Club will host a presentation on the Vietnam War. Lt. Col. (ret.) Mack Rogers Jr. will discuss his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, Selby Room, SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.

In his speech “Vietnam…Honorable Cause, Tragic Outcome,” Rogers also will offer a brief history of how the U.S. got involved in Vietnam.

Rogers served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970 and continued active duty for another 10 years. He remained in the Army Reserves for an additional 15 years, retiring in 1995 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was recalled to active duty briefly in 1990 during Operation Desert Storm. He has received numerous awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star for Valor awarded in Vietnam.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Michael Rogers, History and Political Science Club advisor, at or call 941-408-1485. 


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