The Walla Walla VA Medical Center is partnering with College Place High School students on a history project about the Vietnam War.
The students read the book The Things They Carried written by Tim O’Brien, who tells his story as a member of Alpha Company while serving in Vietnam. The culmination of this project is for the students to interview willing Vietnam veterans to capture their story using the national program called Veterans History Project (VHP).
The project’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
A group of students will interview veterans, collect copies and historical documents provided, and submit all material to the National Archives for preservation. The veteran will get a copy of the final DVD.