Veteran to discuss America at Vietnam War’s end


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Vietnam War Army veteran and retired Lt. Gen. Josiah Bunting III will lead a free, public discussion Nov. 5 at the University of Louisville about “Forty Years Later: America at the End of the Vietnam War.”

    Bunting’s talk will begin at 6 p.m. in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. The Vietnam War Commemoration Committee at UofL organized the event, which also is part of the McConnell Center’s lecture series on “America at the End of War.”

    Bunting is president of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to research on problems of violence, aggression and dominance in society.

    A Rhodes scholar, Bunting is an alumnus of and the 1995-2003 superintendent of Virginia Military Institute, where he oversaw the enrollment of the school’s first female cadets; he also was president of Briarcliff College and Hampden-Sydney College. He was in active Army duty from 1966 to 1973. Bunting’s books include the novel “The Lionheads,” about dilemmas that Army leaders confront, and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant.

    UofL is an official partner in the federal program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and to honor Vietnam veterans and their families.

    Other event sponsors are the president, provost, College of Arts and Sciences and its history department, College of Business, Brandeis School of Law and the military and veteran student services office.

    For more information, contact Daniel Krebs, chair of the Vietnam War Commemoration Committee, at 502-852-4368 or

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.