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Book Discussion: Twelve Days in Viet Nam: The Life and Death of Nicholas Conaxis".

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Please join long-time Watertown activist and community leaders, Alex Liazos in a discussion of his new book, "Twelve Days in Viet Nam: The Life and Death of NIcholas Conaxis".

The program will take place on Wednesday, February 6 from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Watertown Free Public Library.

For more information or to learn how to purchase the book, please contact Alex at 781-899-0572.

BOOK SUMMARY:

Nicholas Conaxis was twenty when he was killed in Vietnam on May 5, 1968. He had led a difficult life. Deprived of parents at the age of one, he lived in foster homes for the next thirteen years, and for four > more years he lived in a group home for teenage boys. He was funny, sensitive, friendly, and mischievous, all while he endured anxiety and insecurity for his entire life.

Drafted by the army in 1967, he wrote many sensitive letters during military training, criticizing military life, the war, and social conformity. He read widely as he explored values and philosophies of the 1960s. His letters from Vietnam showed concern for the Vietnamese people, the children, and the land around him. 

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