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    • Free preview screening of "The Vietnam War," a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

      Wednesday, August 23, 2017| 4:50pm

      NASHVILLE — August 18, 2017  — The State Museum and Nashville Public Television will present a free, advance film screening of The Vietnam War, by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, on Saturday, September 9, from 2 p.m. to  4 p.m. at the museum.

      The screening will last about one hour and will be followed by Vietnam Voices, a panel discussion with veterans who served in the war, moderated by Dr. Lisa Budreau, the museum’s senior curator of military history.

      The Vietnam War is a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, which will premiere on Nashville Public Television (NPT) in September. In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. The Vietnam War features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

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    • World War II Marine Corporal Henry Andregg, Jr. to be Laid to Rest after Nearly 75 Years

      Wednesday, August 23, 2017| 3:36pm

      NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Henry Andregg, Jr. of Whitwell, who was presumably killed during the Battle of Tarawa on November 20, 1943.  Andregg was assigned to Company C, 2nd Amphibious Tractor Battalion, 2nd Marine Division at the time of the infamous battle that killed approximately 1,000 marines and sailors and wounded more than 2,000 service members.  He was 22-years old.

      Previously, Andregg’s remains were interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu in an unidentified grave.  The U.S. Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed his remains in October, 2016 and the remains were identified in May, 2017 using DNA analysis.

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