[MCN] Grand Opening at the Historical Museum! No Enemy Movement Observed: The Vietnam War Through the Eyes of a Frenchtown Marine

Jessie Rogers jrogers at missoulacounty.us
Wed Jan 30 17:33:29 EST 2019

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No Enemy Movement Observed:

The Vietnam War Through the Eyes of a Frenchtown Marine

New Heath Gallery Exhibit, featuring Leon Howard's collection of photos and artifacts, highlighting his personal experiences during his tour of duty in Vietnam and upon his return to civilian life. Leon served as a Marine Corps Scout during a thirteen-month tour in Vietnam from 1966-1967.

Exhibit Grand Opening!
At the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Saturday, February 23rd: 12pm - 4pm
Featured in the exhibit are a selection of 45 photographs, enlarged from their original snapshot size, including:

  *   views of the South Vietnamese countryside.
  *   combat operations with tanks and amphibious assault vehicles.
  *   South Vietnamese people in villages, markets, and rice fields.
  *   Leon and fellow Marines in different areas of operation.

A range of artifacts Leon brought back from the war enhance the experience, including:

  *   personal items such as uniforms, medals and campaign ribbons.
  *   scouting logs and other documents.
  *   artifacts captured from the Viet Cong such as clothing, hand grenades, and punji sticks.

The exhibit tells the story of a twenty-year-old man removed from his middle-class California setting, trained to be a "basically qualified Marine," and placed in combat half a world away.
It will also highlight key moments related to this divisive time in Missoula, especially the 1966 Peace March and the city's ongoing role in the Peace Movement, Senator Mike Mansfield's fact-finding trip to South Vietnam in 1962 at John F. Kennedy's request, and the human toll of the war on Montana's Homefront.
This compelling exhibit will be on display February 2019 - July 2020.

Sláinte (To Health!),


Jessie Rogers
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Cell: 406-240-3967

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