If you are interested in joining a group and are curious what groups are accepting new members, contact Helen D. Azarian by phone at 812/759-7635 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a veteran looking for a group, contact Greg Wagoner at email@example.com.
If you are interested in starting a group, visit the Online Discussions page of our website, which has links to guidelines for conducting a group, guidelines for creating an online group and/or discussion board, and and a growing list of links to current online groups, along with a link to the official Community Read Facebook Page.
Provided below is a list of resources that could supplement group discissions about the book, including resource people, war-themed films, short videos online, related books and websites of note. Click on the category names below to find out more.
Veteran Case Manager, Lucas Place II
812/457-9424 | firstname.lastname@example.org
* Available to talk about Lucas Place II
812/465-1003 | email@example.com
* Available to talk about his experiences at the behavioral health office with the Guard/Reserve and his clinical experience treating PTSD with the VA
State Senator, Commander VFW Wadesville
812/985-5473 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor of Social Work, President of Veterans for Peace
812/457-9424 | email@example.com
* Available to talk about his experience as a Vietmam veteran, clinical work with veterans, and experience with the VA
Gregory A. Wagoner
Assistant Director, USI Physical Plant, Member of Vanderburgh County Veterans Council, Advisor for USI Student Veterans Association
812/468-2299 | GAWagoner@usi.edu
C. Larry Rhodes
Founder and Director, Operation Support on the Homefront, Vietnam War Veteran
Most of these films are available at local libraries. Each title lists the library branch were it can be located.
Goodbye Viet Nam
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Finkel, David (2009). The Good Soldiers. New York: Sarah Crichton Books.
Seahorn, Janet & Anthony (2008). Tears of a Warrior: A Family's Story of Combat and Living with PTSD. Ft. Collins, CA: Team Pursuits.
Slone, Laurie B. and Friedman, Matthew J. (2008) After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families. Da Capo Press; 1 edition.
Veterans History Project
Website of the PBS Documentary by Ken Burns
Website from the PBS Series American Experience, including the full episode available for viewing online
National Veterans Art Museum
Links to other websites concerning resources for veterans can be found on the Veterans Resources page of this site.
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"The details of warfare may have changed since Vietnam, but O'Brien's semiautobiographical account of a young platoon on a battlefield without a front, dodging sniper fire and their own misgivings, continues to win legions of dedicated readers, both in uniform and out."
— The Big Read