AVC Honors Dr. Lewis Sorley with the First Andrew Goodpaster Prize

On December 11, 2007, the American Veterans Center sponsored the First Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize and Lecture at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, DC. The prize was presented to Dr. Lewis Sorley, whose groundbreaking work on the Vietnam War has changed the way historians have examined the United States’ role in Southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s. Dr. Sorley is author of such works as Thunderbolt: General Creighton Abrams and the Army of His Times and the Pulitzer Prize nominated A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America’s Last Years in Vietnam.

General Andrew J. GoodpasterThe lecture and prize were given in honor of the late General Andrew J. Goodpaster. General Goodpaster was a decorated veteran of World War II who went on to become one of President Eisenhower’s closest advisers, Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and Superintendent of West Point. He epitomized the ideal of the “soldier-scholar,” and this lecture and prize was created to honor military men and women who have conducted military scholarship of the highest quality in the tradition of General Goodpaster.

The lecture was given to a sold out audience of over 150 individuals, including family, friends, and colleagues of General Goodpaster. Dr. Sorley’s remarks will be printed in the Summer 2008 issue of American Valor Quarterly.

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