Explore some exceptional photos featuring kids in Vietnam from photographer Fred Vigeant. This exhibit will be on display in Bosler's Meeting Room A.
Kids in Vietnam -- Fifty Years Ago will be on display from July 12 to August 22
Fred Vigeant went on active duty in April 1970 and was sent to Chu Lai, Republic of Viet Nam in January 1971, as a member of the 23rd (AMERICAL) Infantry Division. He was assigned to be Information Officer of the Americal Division Artillery. Among his subsequent additional assignments were civic action officer and recreation officer. He was responsible for photographing and issuing press releases on soldier promotions, education, awards and other notable achievements within his unit. He additionally had the opportunity to photograph community efforts, including the Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAPS) and support efforts at local orphanages.
He returned to the United States in November, 1971, with the stand down of the division. Three years ago, he began scanning his Viet Nam negatives and posting some on Facebook, which led to this exhibit. He is a retired high school chemistry teacher and lives with his wife, Anita, in Carlisle.