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Coverage for grant AV-271086-20

A Soldier's Place: Veterans and Civilians Speaking About War
Lorna Zukas, National University

Grant details:

College Area Residents Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Lorna Zukas, Jeff Clemetson
Publication: College Times Courier
Date: 9/14/2020
Abstract: Article describes the NEH Dialogues on the Experience of War Grant award given to professors Lorna and Alex Zukas at National University.

‘A Soldier’s Place: Veterans and Civilians Speaking about War, (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Laura Riebau, Lorna Zukas
Publication: El Cerrito Community Newsletter
Date: 9/12/2020
Abstract: Lorna and Alex Zukas--both professors at National University in the Department of Social Sciences, and members of the El Cerrito Community Council--received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to offer Discussion Leader Training and Reading Discussion Groups centered on veterans and civilians’ experiences of war.

A Soldier's Place: Veterans and Civilians Speaking About War (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Mike Miller, Alelie Hall
Publication: San Diego's Veteran Magazine
Date: 12/9/2020
Abstract: San Diego Veteran's Magazine is a monthly publication designed to tell Veteran's stories and provide information to the Veteran community.

Warpath: One Vietnam Veteran's Journey through War, Disillusionment, Guilt and Recovery (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Alfred J. Moore
Date: 1/23/2022
Abstract: An intense memoir that follows a youthful, patriotic enlistee as he transitions from ground crew mechanic to cavalry Scout. Warpath reveals the aggressive combat culture of his unit in Vietnam. The author recounts frequent close encounters with the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army (NVA), and describes the inevitable violence that occurred during these confrontations, the importance of high body counts that rewarded young, dedicated soldiers. The critical part of this story begins much later. Moore returns from war, has a family, goes to college, earns an MBA and runs a global marketing firm. PTSD does not rear its monstrous head until the death of his closest war buddy. His courage in seeking help when his world spins out of control is a must read for every veteran. He entered PTSD therapy at the age of 68. This therapy, along with his research into the war’s history, provided him with the knowledge he needed to reconcile his feelings with the realities of the the war.