Vietnam Mailbag presentation planned for library

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Vietnam Mailbag will be presented at the Milford Library on May 16

“Vietnam Mailbag,” presented by Nancy Lynch and veteran Rick Lovekin, is planned at the Milford Public Library for Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30 to 6:45 PM in Lions Room A. The program is based on a popular newspaper column written by Lynch.

“When American troops in Vietnam answered the call to correspond with a young reporter four decades ago, they could not have envisioned the enduring relevance of their war letters or the rich legacy their words, photographs and memorabilia would leave to succeeding generations,” Carolyn Tabor, Program Director at the library, said. “This program will include Ms. Lynch talking about and reading selected war letters from her book “Vietnam Mailbag, Voices from the War: 1968-1972,” based on her newspaper column.”

In addition to Lynch, Lovekin, who was a Huey helicopter door gunner in Vietnam as well as a Cogra crew chief, will also be on hand. He was a frequent letter writer to Nancy and he will show slides from Vietnam set to music.

The event is free to attend, but registration is requested. Anyone interested in attending can register at

Milford Public Library is open from 10 AM to 6 PM Monday and Friday; from 10 AM to 7 PM on Tuesday and Thursday; from 12 Noon to 6 PM on Wednesday and from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday. The Teen Center is open Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 6 PM.

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