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Princeton in the Nation’s Service: Veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan Reflect on War, Service and Veterans Issues

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Active duty military students at Princeton; Bill Haynes '50 M.D., U.S. Navy; Col. Charlie Rose '50, U.S. Army National Guard, (Ret.); Col. David Schorr, U.S. Army (Ret.); Paul L. Miles Ph.D. '99, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Sponsor: 

This event is co-sponosred by the Woodrow Wilson School, the Center for International Security Studies, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination, and the Princeton Student Veteran's Organization.

The Woodrow Wilson School and Princeton University's Student Veterans Organization will host a panel discussion to mark Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2014 at 7 p.m., in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The discussion will feature active duty military students and alumni veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation DESERT STORM, the Afghanistan War and the second Iraq war. The panel will discuss what it means to be both a Princetonian and a veteran, and will focus on veterans issues in the community. The discussion will be moderated by Paul Miles '99, colonel of the U.S. Army (Ret.) and former lecturer in history at Princeton.

Participants will include:

WWII Veteran: Bill Haynes '50 M.D., U.S. Navy
Dr. Haynes was accepted as a plebe at Kings Point (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy) at age 17 on March 15, 1944, prior to his high school graduation, and in only three months was on a supply ship as cadet/midshipman for six Pacific islands. He graduated in 1946 at age 19, as third mate and ensign USNR. His subsequent assignments included carrying German and Italian prisoners of war (POW).

Following his service, he graduated from Princeton and completed Columbia Medical School in 1954. Following a one-year internship, he was called up as a U.S. Navy Ship’s medical officer and served in this role from 1955-1957. He supported carrying more than 30,000 troops to Europe and back in support of the Hungarian Revolution. His total sea time included: a total of four wartime Pacific crossings, and 64 post-war Atlantic crossings and four Caribbean crossings.

Korea Veteran: Col. Charlie Rose '50, U.S. Army National Guard, (Ret.)
Col. Rose (Ret.) graduated from Princeton with the class of 1950 followed by Airborne School and Artillery training shortly thereafter. He taught gunnery at Fort Sill followed by a tour in Korea as a battery executive officer. He left the Army in 1953 to start an advertising firm with his wife. Col Rose stayed in New York's National Guard in many Artillery leadership positions, including Honest John Battalion commander and eventually commanded a regiment in the National Guard. He retired after 23 years.

Vietnam Veteran: Col. David Schorr, U.S. Army (Ret.)
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in 1957, Col. Schorr was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the infantry and attended the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, Jungle Warfare School and Special Warfare and Counterinsurgency Training. Key assignments included command at the company as well as battalion and brigade levels, battalion and regimental advisor in Vietnam, Department of Defense program manager for Theater Nuclear Forces and chief of nuclear plans, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

Vietnam Veteran: Col. Paul L. Miles Ph.D. '99, U.S. Army (Ret.)
After 30 years of service in the U.S. Army, Miles completed his Ph.D. at Princeton at the age of 61 and joined the University’s history department as a lecturer from 1999 to 2013. In 2004 he was named one of the first recipients of Princeton’s Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Teaching. Before joining the ranks of academe, Col. Miles served as a regular officer in the U.S. Army. During the Vietnam War, he commanded an Army engineer company at Cam Ranh Bay and later served as aide de camp to the Army's chief of staff. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he holds a masters in arts degree from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Princeton.. In 2004 he was named one of the first recipients of Princeton’s Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Teaching. Before joining the ranks of academe, Col. Miles served as a regular officer in the U.S. Army. During the Vietnam War, he commanded an Army engineer company at Cam Ranh Bay and later served as aide de camp to the Army's chief of staff. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he holds an master in arts degree from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Princeton.

This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School, the Princeton Student Veterans, the Center for International Security Studies and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination.