Military Historians to cap its season on May 20

    John Koeppen, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War and returned to the country last year, will be the featured speaker for the Monday May 20, meeting of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Military Historians.
    The meeting will be at the Rose-Harms American Legion Hall, 1540 13th Ave., Grafton.
    Koeppen, who served with the 9th Infantry in the Mekong River Delta, during the Cambodian incursions, will discuss his experiences during 1969 and 1970.
    After his initial basic training at Fort Campbell, Ky., and advanced infantry training at Fort Polk, La., he served in Vietnam for 401 days and experienced many close combat operations.
    His first duty assignment with the 9th Infantry in the Mekong River Delta was alongside the U. S. Navy Riverine (Brownwater) Forces as they patrolled and fought along canals, streams and swamps on the river.
    During the Cambodian Incursion of May 1970, he dealt with close combat, and before heading home he was with the 25th Infantry near Saigon.
    Koeppen and his wife visited Vietnam this past April.
    The dinner and program will cap the current season. The group will resume its meetings in September.
    Admission is $20, which includes a buffet dinner and the presentation.  A limited number of $8 seats are available for the speaker’s program only.
    Doors to the hall open at 5:30 p.m., Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the program to follow at 7 p.m.
    For reservations, call Ken Grigas at 284-1090 or  email



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