Long before the Veterans Breakfast Club, Todd DePastino taught courses at Penn State and Waynesburg University titled “Vietnam in War and Peace.” In 2018 and again 2020, as the Director of the Veterans Breakfast Club, he finally got to lead a tour of Vietnam from Hanoi in the North to the Mekong Delta in the South.
The third VBC Vietnam tour with 20 travelers will leave in November. To mark this upcoming trip, Todd presents a lecture on the history and culture of Vietnam, focusing especially on the lessons learned while traveling in Vietnam. You’ll hear about its unusual geography, natural beauty, ancient culture, and vibrant economic life. We’ll also talk about the war, of course. How it’s remembered in Vietnam and how the Vietnamese treat Americans when they meet them.
Todd will speak for 45 minutes and then open up the Zoom room for questions and conversation.
You’ll learn the truth about the Tet Offensive, how Confucianism determines traffic patterns, why Vietnamese people are obsessed with your age, and the three things to know before crossing the street in Vietnam.
Join us for a fun night of history and travel talk!