Like it or not all Vietnam Veterans are forever bonded together by their experiences in that war. This writer sees it and feels it often. After putting out hundreds and hundreds of episodes on my podcast “Vietnam Veteran News” I have come to believe the Vietnam Veteran Generation is as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from its country. One of the writer’s favorites tasks in producing this podcast is highlighting representatives of that generation.
In this episode we will be featuring a superb member of the group. He is Arthur Snyder who today is the president of Indiana Tech. He recently wrote an opinion piece for The Journal Gazette that was titled: A balance of tradition, progress. The attitudes he expressed in the column showed both his patriotism and commitment to his community in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After you hear what he has to say it makes you proud to stand by him as a fellow Vietnam Veteran.
He made this statement which defines his principled approach to his service in Vietnam: ” As a Vietnam veteran, I often get questions from friends, colleagues, students and community members about my service. Many people are also kind enough to share words of appreciation for this service, which I accept with humility not for myself, but on behalf of all the men and women who have served our country.”
He has served in his present position as president of Indiana Tech since 2003. In that time he has contributed to the growth of the college where he has worked hard to both make it a better place of learning for the students and a place where they can gain an understanding of what our servicemen and women truly sacrificed so that the rest of us might have the opportunity to build a brighter future.
Arthur Snyder we thank you for your service to your country not only in Vietnam but also in Fort Wayne, Indiana at Indiana Tech.