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Decorated Major General to speak at Texas Tech

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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.

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