Americans in Wartime Experience

James Coleman

Vietnam War

As a member of the United States Air Force, James Coleman served his country during the Vietnam War and the War on Terror during Operation Enduring Freedom.  He was a radar technician maintaining F4 Phantoms during 3 tours in Vietnam.  He would eventually earn his commission serving with the Security Police and then as a commanding officer with an A10 Thunderbolt squadron and would deploy to Afghanistan after 9/11.

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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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