• By Kernersville Branch Library
  • Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Author and Vietnam War historian visits Kernersville Branch Library

Saturday, December 2, 11 a.m. Join us for a discussion on the Vietnam war and its aftermath with Chris Brady, Bruce Brady and Ed Ramon. Chris Brady has written two books on the Vietnam War: Remembering Firebase Ripcord, featured in the Winston-Salem Journal, and his latest book, We Answered the Call - a novel.

Born at Fort Carson, Colo., while the Vietnam War was still winding down, Chris Brady lived much of his life in the dark when it came to the extent of combat his father saw in the jungles of I Corps, South Vietnam. Once he became aware of the Battle For Firebase Ripcord, he dedicated his efforts to bringing to light the sacrifice and heroism of the men of the 101st Airborne Division during this trying time in American history. Brady has interviewed hundreds of combat veterans during the course of his nearly two decade career in journalism. In May 2015 he earned the Community Impact Award from the SUN (Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties, Pa.) Area Chapter, American Red Cross, for his 52-part series dedicated to Vietnam veterans. He lives in Central Pennsylvania with his wife and two children and remains committed to telling the stories of veterans.

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