Americans in Wartime Experience

Camillus Sessoms

Vietnam War

During the Vietnam War, Camillus Sessoms served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.  Among his accomplishments during his military career, Camillus tells the story of escorting the crew of Apollo 11 after splash down to Hickam Air Force Base and about his role as an extra in the WWII movie, Tora, Tora, Tora!"  He also has some interesting insights into race relations in the military during the 50's and 60's.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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