SUBJECT: Brookfield Historical Society Hosts Presentation entitled:
My experience in Vietnam as a Regular Soldier
DATE AND TIME OF EVENT: Monday evening, October 7 at 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Brookfield Museum located at 165 Whisconer Road, Brookfield Center (Intersection of Route 25 and 133)
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: On Monday evening October 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM the Brookfield Museum will host a presentation by former U.S. Army Specialist 5TH Class and current Brookfield resident Jim Hudak entitled: My experience in Vietnam as a Regular Soldier. The Museum is located at 165 Whisconer Road, Brookfield Center (Intersection of Route 25 and 133)
Hudak served in Da’ Nang during the War in Vietnam not as a combatant but in a combat service support role as a finance clerk and auditor with the 64th Finance Section.
He shares his experience while in Da Nang and its history as it grew from a community of 20,000 after WWII to over 1 million during the war as Marines were stationed to defend a major strategic US Airbase there.
Hudak speaks to the daily routine of life on a military base in a combat zone as well as the impact the war had on soldiers working in what was thought to be secure areas.
His experiences cover a wide range of activities from barracks life to working alongside locals to manning the bunkers during rocket attacks. He will share both humorous and sad events that occurred during his tour of duty
For every soldier on the front line in combat there were 10 like Hudak serving in multiple support capacities which contributed in a significant way to the war effort.
Admission is free and complimentary refreshments will be available. For more information on other upcoming events of the Brookfield Historical Society log onto www.brookfieldcthistory.org.