Decorated Major General to speak at Texas Tech - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Decorated Major General to speak at Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series welcomes Maj. Gen. W. Montague Winfield. The event will take place on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lanier Auditorium in the TTU School of Law.

Retired Maj. Gen. W. Montague Winfield is the deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Affairs and director of the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel office. He is responsible for leading the Department of Defense's worldwide commitment to the fullest possible accounting of Americans missing in action from all conflicts.

Winfield served in the U.S. Army for 31 years, commanding at every level and holding staff positions up through the Joint Staff. He has received numerous military decorations; including the Distinguished Service Medal, two Defense Superior Service medals and three Legions of Merit.

This is the first event in the series of three distinguished speakers hosted by The Vietnam Center and Archive, which is made possible by a grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. It is part of an effort to enrich the study of the Vietnam War's lasting influence on American politics, society and culture and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Copyright 2013 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Strong opposition to two bills affecting Texas educators

    Strong opposition to two bills affecting Texas educators

    Thursday, March 30 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-03-30 22:45:31 GMT
    Clinton Gill, Texas State Teachers Association (Source: KCBD Video)Clinton Gill, Texas State Teachers Association (Source: KCBD Video)

    There's some strong opposition to two bills affecting Texas educators. Groups are urging teachers to contact their elected officials and ask them to vote no.

    There's some strong opposition to two bills affecting Texas educators. Groups are urging teachers to contact their elected officials and ask them to vote no.

  • Breaking

    Couple accused of bigamy, sexual assault with underage girl

    Couple accused of bigamy, sexual assault with underage girl

    Thursday, March 30 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-03-30 22:33:42 GMT
    Carl Parhams Jr., Shara Lynn Parhams (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)Carl Parhams Jr., Shara Lynn Parhams (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

    Shocking details have been released about a married couple that is now facing sexual assault and bigamy charges after police say they sexually assaulted an underage family member.

    Shocking details have been released about a married couple that is now facing sexual assault and bigamy charges after police say they sexually assaulted an underage family member.

  • Officials: Callers saw a pickup swerving before Texas crash

    Officials: Callers saw a pickup swerving before Texas crash

    Thursday, March 30 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-03-30 22:16:09 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-03-30 22:16:09 GMT

    Federal investigators are getting their first look at the scene of a head-on collision between a small church bus and a pickup truck that killed 13 senior adult church members aboard the bus.

    Federal investigators are getting their first look at the scene of a head-on collision between a small church bus and a pickup truck that killed 13 senior adult church members aboard the bus.

Powered by Frankly