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Memorial Tribute Event: Norman E. Lane, Jr., the Marine Corps, and Vietnam - 1967-1968

On July 12, 2014, the Brownsville (TN) Arts Council (one hour's drive from Memphis International Airport) will host a reunion of Vietnam veterans who served with H&S and Kilo Companies, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, in Quang Tri Province over 1967-68.

The reunion is focused on a Memorial Tribute to Lt. Norman E. Lane, Jr., who was killed in action while serving his Country with Kilo Co. on March 29, 1968. Ten Marines who knew and/or served with Lt. Lane have been contacted, and the family of LCpl. Vincent Santaniello, also of Kilo Co., will be represented by his nephew. The Fallen Heroes Project and The Michael G. Reagan Portrait Foundation will be represented as well.

These Marine Corps veterans will join with Lt. Lane's extended family, friends, and former students to celebrate his life and to remember his service and sacrifice. Oral histories will be obtained from veteran and friend alike, and DVD's of the event will be made available.

The audience of 300-350 for this two-hour event will be broad and will include local Vietnam veterans.

All interested persons will be welcome to attend, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status.

This request is especially consistent with America's passion for supporting present and former members of the U.S. Military.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Brownsville (TN) Arts Counci 127 North Grand Avenue; Brownsville, TN 38012

Event Type

Special Events


Academic Centers / Institutes, Humanities Institute

Target Audience

General Public




Contact name

Al Claiborne

Contact email

Contact phone number

(336) 716-3914

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