West Campus Events

September 24, 2019

Gerald Berry: A Pilot Recalls Combat in Vietnam

Campus: West
Location: 119E
9:40 AM – 11:00 AM
US Marine Gerald Berry, formerly of Des Moines, will speak about flying helicopters in the Vietnam War. During the conflict, Berry earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses. When Saigon fell to the communists, pictured right, Berry flew out hundreds of refugees for over eighteen straight hours. Berry made one the most iconic flights in military history when he evacuated the US Ambassador to Vietnam. Colonel Berry, pictured left, has appeared on CBS, PBS, CNN, History Channel, and Discovery Channel. Presented by DMACC’s War and the Human Experience Series. Visit War and the Human Experience at https://www.dmacc.edu/veterans/Pages/series.aspx