Military Historians to hear talk on Vietnam War

A talk by U.S. Army ground combat officer Glenn “Rusty” Armstrong, who served during the Vietnam War, will kick off a series of talks for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Military Historians that mark the year 1969.

The Monday, Feb. 18, program will be at the Rose-Harms American Legion Hall in Grafton.

Armstrong, of Big Bend, was an infantry 2nd lieutenant commanding a 30 to 45-man platoon with the Fourth Infantry Division, which was inserted into the central highlands of South Vietnam in the mid and late 1960s time frame.

The area was adjacent to the Ho Chi Minh Trail enemy supply routes that funneled men and material from the north to south.

Armstrong will share his responsibilities as a leader of fighting men, the long exhausting marches in nearly unbearable heat and monsoon rains as well as the shock, terror and violence of firefights with an elusive and experienced enemy.

The $20 admission fee includes a buffet dinner and the presentation.  A limited number of $8 seats are available for the speaker’s program only.

Door to the hall at 1540 13th Ave. open at 5:30 p.m. The meal will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 7 p.m.

For reservations, call Ken Grigas at 284-1090 or email



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