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      "Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam" in Culpeper


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      May 17, 2019

      Friday   7:30 PM

      19053 Mount Pony Rd
      Culpeper, Virginia 22701-7551

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      "Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam"

      Al and Lee Beltrone, co-founders of the Vietnam Graffiti Project, and other special guests will present a multimedia story about the men who were transported to Vietnam aboard the P2 General Nelson M. Walker, leaving behind musings and folk-art style drawing on their berthing canvases. The graffiti, discovered by Al Beltrone in 1997 while he was touring the ship to study its construction for a film set, tells a unique story about the war and those who fought it. Research of the names on the canvases led to finding the veterans who originally created the graffiti, and audio interviews were conducted to preserve their voyage stories. The VGP is a registered non-profit organization “…to collect, preserve, and make available for display to the public artifacts from various troop transport ships used during conflicts in which the United States is currently engaged, was engaged in the past, or will be engaged in the future.”  An exhibit of historic items from the Graffiti Project will be on display in the theater lobby.

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