The 13th lecture in the Vietnam War Commemoration Lecture Series is scheduled for
May 13, 2021 at June’s Northland in downtown Leavenworth, Kansas (614 Pottawatomie St.). A reception with cash bar begins at 5:30 p.m., the buffet dinner starts at 6 p.m. and Dr. Willbank’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $25/person in advance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30/person at the door
– Registration Closed –
In this thirteenth lecture of the series, Dr. James H. Willbanks, Professor Emeritus and former General of the Army George C. Marshall Chair of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and decorated Vietnam War veteran, will discuss Operation Lam Son 719, which was an incursion by the Army of the Republic of Vietnam into Laos, February 8 – March 24, 1971. The Church-Cooper Amendment, passed by the U.S. Congress on December 29, 1970, forbade the use of American ground forces in Laos. Thus, Operation Lam Son 719 would be conducted by the South Vietnamese and would be the first real test of the South Vietnamese armed forces operating on their own.
The Vietnam War Commemoration Lecture Series is presented by the CGSC Foundation. The Foundation thanks the sponsors for this special 13th lecture in the series: