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Vietnam veteran Paul Gardner on lessons we can learn from war

"Once a Boy" cover

55 years after serving in Vietnam, Rochester native Paul Gardner decided to write a memoir. “Once a Boy” not only recounts his Vietnam experience, but also offers his views on who fights in wars and who does not, how the public perceives war, and lessons that we can still learn today.

He’s in Rochester for a book signing this weekend, but first, he joins us on Connections. Our guest:

  • Paul Gardner, Vietnam veteran and author of “Once a Boy”
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.