JBU Alumni to Share Personal Stories During Vietnam War


Three John Brown University alumni will share their experiences serving in the Vietnam War with the public on Monday evening. 

Doug Chamberlain, Mike Bryant and Ronald Maines will be the three combat Vietnam Veterans speaking at the “The Vietnam War: A Discussion with JBU Alumni Who Served.” 

“Hearing from Vietnam veterans is likely a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn more about our history from the people who lived it,” Dr. Preston Jones, JBU associate professor of history and event facilitator, said. “The event is also an opportunity to encourage veterans to continue to tell their stories.”

Chamberlain graduated with a degree in social studies. He was drafted for the war in Spring 1965 and became first lieutenant in 1967, according to the news release.

Bryant graduated in 1971 with a degree in physical education and health. He was a champion swimmer at the university. And after his service in the Vietnam War, he returned to the university to coach swimming, according to the news release. 

Maines graduated in 1967 with a mechanical engineering degree and was a helicopter pilot during his service, according to the news release.

The event will be free to the public and will be held at the Simmons Great Hall at 6:30 p.m.

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