Due to copyright issues, this event will not be streamed online.
Join us for a special screening of this moving documentary and the brief discussion and reception following
The West Point Class of 1967 arrived at the academy during the heady days of the early 1960s when it appeared that America was destined for a century of unrivaled success. Four years later, when the members of that class were graduated and commissioned as officers in the United States Army, the country was embroiled in a strange and unpopular war in Southeast Asia. The Class of 1967 paid a high price in that war, yet most stayed strong, bonding as brothers and as soldiers in a way that has endured through to the present. Using oral history interviews shot exclusively for West Point’s new Center for Oral History, Into Harm’s Way is a ninety-minute documentary, an honest and often painful look at the shadow that war continues to cast long after the guns have fallen silent, and at how this war in particular continues to occupy an unsettled place in the American psyche.
The West Point Center for Oral History (www.westpointcoh.org), which opened in October 2011, is an online archive of videotaped interviews with soldiers and those whose lives intersect with them. The Center is part of the United States Military Academy history department. Produced in a partnership with The Documentary Group, a New York City film production company, Into Harm’s Way is the Center’s first major creative project. Following the screening, there will be a discussion featuring Todd Brewster, the Don E. Ackerman Director of Oral History at the United States Military Academy, West Point, and Jordan Kronick, the film’s director.
More About the Speakers
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow