1968: The Year that Changed America

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1968: The Year that Changed America

Join The Center at Camden County College for the lecture series “1968: The Year that Changed America” on Wednesdays at 7 PM in Civiv Hall. 

This week’s topic is “Tet – The Battle that Spurred the US Withdrawal from Vietnam” led by John Olsen, former combat photographer. In January 1968, John Olsen was a 20-year-old US Army draftee assigned as a combat photographer to the newspaper Stars and Stripes. When the Tet Offensive broke out, Olsen headed to the city of Hue where house-to-house fighting was said to be violent. His photos were published in Stars and Stripes and LIFE Magazine, launched his career as a world-class photojournalist. Nearly fifty years later, he located eleven of the men seen in his famous photos, recorded their audio accounts of the battle and learned how the battle changed their lives.

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  • Camden County College, Blackwood Campus
    200 College Drive, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012, United States
  • Wednesday, Sep 26th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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    Join The Center at Camden County College for the lecture series “1968: The Year that Changed America” on Wednesdays at 7 PM in Civiv Hall.  This week’s topic is “Tet – The Battle that Spurred the US Withdrawal from Vietnam” led by John Olsen, former combat photographer. In January 1968, John Olsen was a 20-year-old US Army draftee assigned as a combat photographer to the newspaper Stars and Stripes. When the Tet Offensive broke out, Olsen headed to the city…

    200 College Drive, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012, United States public