The founders of Vietnam Graffiti Project on Monday will give a lecture at in Virginia Tech’s Goodwin Hall that is free and open to the public.Art Beltrone, a military artifact historian and former journalist, and his photographer wife, Lee, founded the project in 1997 to preserve artifacts aboard the General Nelson M. Walker, that transported troops during the Vietnam war.The two-hour program will begin at 4:45 p.m. and is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.The Beltrones will share films, photos and stories of Americans who left their mark on the ship on the way to war. One of the stories is of Garland “Skip” Whitmore who was a Tech student and a member of the Highty Tighties.To learn more about the project, go to vietnamgraffiti.com.
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