972 Winter 2019 A Personal Story of Meeting Dieter Dengler, the FirstUS Airman to Escape Captivity in the Vietnam War
Tuesday, 9:30–11:30, Feb. 12
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: Lynn Gramzow
When a young 16-year-old, the instructor, met a German-born US airman, 21-year-old Dieter Dengler, stationed at Lackland AFB. This is her memory of Dieter before he went to Vietnam. You will also learn what happened to him later. Included will be scenes from the documentary Little Dieter Wants to Fly and from the movie Rescue Dawn.
Lynn Gramzow was an English as a second language teacher with the Defense Language Institute. She taught in Germany and Vienna and also in Vietnam teaching South Vietnamese soldiers during the war. She has taught Readers’ Theater at OLLI and continues to work with RT and the OLLI Players.