Archive for May, 1993

Speech to Jewish War Veterans of the USA Post 180, Jerusalem

Monday, May 31st, 1993

Memorial Day Luncheon, 31 May 1993
First, I want to thank you for inviting me to speak at the Jewish War Veterans Memorial Day luncheon. It is a great honor to have the opportunity to meet you, especially on this day.
Dan suggested that my topic be the question of what motivated me to write my book, Saigon to Jerusalem. But in thinking about that, I’m not sure that my motivation is really the most interesting thing I can talk about.
I will begin by saying a little bit about myself and my background. I’d like to speak also, in very general terms, about the book I wrote.
People often ask me how I came upon the idea of writing about Jewish Vietnam war veterans who came to Israel, so I’d like to comment on that as well.

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