MPB and City of Tupelo honor those who fought in Vietnam

Dedication of replica wall set for November 2

October 24, 2017

TUPELO, MS – Mississippi Public Broadcasting and the City of Tupelo will honor those who fought and those who fought and died or are missing in action in the Vietnam War, Nov. 1-2.
On Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 4-6 p.m. MPB will host an event titled Vietnam Reflections: Mississippi Stories at the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo. The event will include a screening of Mississippians in Vietnam: A Shared Experience, which is an MPB original documentary, a panel discussion and a reception. Panelists will include the following:
• Rep. Manly Barton, District 109 – George and Jackson Counties – featured in Mississippians in Vietnam: A Shared Experience

• Rep. Mac Huddleston, District 15 – Pontotoc County – featured in Mississippians in Vietnam: A Shared Experience

• Carlyle “Smitty” Harris – (USAF) Retired, Vietnam POW

• Amy Reeder – former wife of a Vietnam POW

• Marsha “Cricket” Holder – Army Vietnam veteran and SP5 Administration Specialist
A reception sponsored by the MPB Foundation will follow the discussion.
On Thursday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m., the City of Tupelo will officially dedicate a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall at Veterans Memorial Park. The program will include remarks by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. John Rowan, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America, will be the guest speaker.