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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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Video Memoir - Page 9

In every assignment that Ambassador Quinn had during his three-decade-long diplomatic career as well as his 20 years at the World Food Prize Foundation, one of the recurring comments he received is about the number of interesting stories that he has accumulated. Some are dramatic life and death moments, others reflect the great cultural differences to be bridged when abroad, while the rest are humorous or heartwarming encounters. Given the very positive encouragement he received from so many friends, he prepared a video memoir which endeavors to record as many of these stories and encounters as possible. He hopes they will provide insight into the situations he encountered and perhaps some inspiration about the future. 

April 29, 1975

Backchannel to Saigon: Starting the Evacuation

Backchannel to Saigon: Starting the Evacuation

April 29, 1975

The Most Ignominious Moment in American Foreign Policy History

The Most Ignominious Moment in American Foreign Policy History

May 12, 1975

The Last Battle of the Vietnam War: The Mayaguez Incident

The Last Battle of the Vietnam War: The Mayaguez Incident

July 1, 1976

A Seemingly Innocuous Conversation: The Beginning of a Major Espionage Case

A Seemingly Innocuous Conversation: The Beginning of a Major Espionage Case

July 4, 1976

July 4, 1976: Celebrating the Bi Centennial of the United States at the White House

July 4, 1976: Celebrating the Bi Centennial of the United States at the White House

September 1, 1976

A Small Conversation at a Refugee Celebration in Des Moines Leads to a Return to Iowa

A Small Conversation at a Refugee Celebration in Des Moines Leads to a Return to Iowa

December 1, 1976

POW MIA: A Post-War Issue for the Next 24 Years

POW MIA: A Post-War Issue for the Next 24 Years

December 1, 1976

A Woman for Vice President? Gerald Ford’s 1976 Election Campaign

A Woman for Vice President? Gerald Ford’s 1976 Election Campaign

December 25, 1976

Richard Holbrooke’s First Employee

Richard Holbrooke’s First Employee
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