Event Title

With Honor: A Comparison of WWII and Vietnam veterans

Presenter Information

Natassja Martin

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Major

History

Category

Humanities and Letters

Session Number

02

Location

RM 216

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Ryan Keating

Juror Names

Miriam Fernandez, Shane Burrell, Marc Fudge

Start Date

5-16-2019 1:40 PM

End Date

5-16-2019 2:00 PM

Abstract

My research is an ongoing in depth analysis of WWII and Vietnam veterans. Specifically looking into the formation of the "Good War" narrative as well as the questioning the common narratives associated with the Vietnam war. The "Good war" narrative is one connected to WWII and the idea that everything surrounding the war including the soldiers and their experiences were perfect in every way. The narratives surrounding Vietnam include those of the rejected veterans, the anti-war movement, and the overall societal disgust with the wars veterans. Analyzing these narratives through secondary sources as well as primary sources such as newspapers will allow me to challenge these classic narratives.

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With Honor: A Comparison of WWII and Vietnam veterans

RM 216

My research is an ongoing in depth analysis of WWII and Vietnam veterans. Specifically looking into the formation of the "Good War" narrative as well as the questioning the common narratives associated with the Vietnam war. The "Good war" narrative is one connected to WWII and the idea that everything surrounding the war including the soldiers and their experiences were perfect in every way. The narratives surrounding Vietnam include those of the rejected veterans, the anti-war movement, and the overall societal disgust with the wars veterans. Analyzing these narratives through secondary sources as well as primary sources such as newspapers will allow me to challenge these classic narratives.