The Wounds of Vietnam: How Long Will the Healing Take?

October 13, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Betty Cherry Heritage Hall

This event is part of the Vietnam Series.

In June of 1967, Regis High School graduate Charles Edward Gradoville, a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corp, died in Vietnam. His death reverberated in the lives of his family, and K.C. Churchill, a Marine from Marion, Iowa, who served with Gradoville. As a reporter for The Gazette, Dale Kueter wrote about the death in a brief story in 1967. Since them, Kueter has researched and written about the impact of this death on Gradoville’s family and on Churchill in his book, “Vietnam Sons.” Kueter says the wounds of Vietnam tear not just at the Iowa families directly touched by death, but also lingers in the fabric of our country.

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