1001 Fall 2019 A Personal Story of Meeting Dieter Dengler, the First US Airman to Escape Captivity in the Vietnam War
Thursday, 11:30–1:30, Nov. 14
Instructor: Lynn Gramzow
When she was a young 16-year-old, the instructor met a German-born US airman, 21-year-old Dieter Dengler, who was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base. This is her memory of Dieter before he went to Vietnam. You will also learn what happened to him after that time. 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 (RT) at OLLI and continues to work with RT and the OLLI Players.