Vietnam http://ripr.org en What If President John F. Kennedy Had A Second Term? http://ripr.org/post/what-if-president-john-f-kennedy-had-second-term <p>As we continue our coverage of the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we try to peer into the future.</p><p></p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio’s Scott MacKay talks with historian and author James T. Patterson about what might have been had Kennedy lived for a second term.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Patterson is Professor of History emeritus at Brown University and author of several books, including "The Eve of Destruction How 1965 Transformed America."</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:11:00 +0000 Scott MacKay 25174 at http://ripr.org What If President John F. Kennedy Had A Second Term? Last RI National Guard Member To Serve In Vietnam Retires http://ripr.org/post/last-ri-national-guard-member-serve-vietnam-retires <p>The last Rhode Island National Guardsman who first served in Vietnam has retired. Cpt. Richard Gaudet has been serving his country on and off for more than 40 years.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Now retired, U.S. Army Captain Richard Gaudet first joined the Army as a 17-year-old, that was in 1971. He was part of an aviation support unit in Vietnam. He then joined the Army Reserves, then after 9-11 he re-enlisted working as a training instructor with two deployments to Afghanistan. Gaudet turns 60 soon, the age mandatory retirement kicks in.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 19:29:18 +0000 Catherine Welch 24402 at http://ripr.org Last RI National Guard Member To Serve In Vietnam Retires