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Arthur Wiknik, Jr. is available for book signings and to give presentations on his Vietnam War experiences.

 

Questions or comments for the author can be sent by clicking here: NAM SENSE or writing to awiknik@namsense.com

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

Speaking Engagement - November 7, 2014 at the Social Circle City Schools Veteran's Day program (Social Circle, GA)

 

Speaking Engagement - November 20, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Groton Public Library's Discover Local Authors event (Groton, CT)

 

Speaking Engagement and Book Signing - July 10-12, 2015 at the Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration event

 at the Connecticut Air Guard (East Granby, CT) and the New England Air Museum (Windsor Locks, CT)

 

American Heroes Channel (formerly the Military Channel) is developing a series of on-line videos on the 1967-1972 NCOC (Non-Commissioned Officer Candidate) program that provided small unit leaders during the Vietnam War.  Graduates of this program were often identified as Shake-N-Bake Sergeants or Instant NCOs.  Of the 20,078 graduates, 1,118 died in the line of duty, four are Medal of Honor recipients and five are listed as Missing In Action.  The first interview of the series can be seen on www.ahctv.com  Click on VIDEO and scroll to Vietnam's Shake-N-Bakes.  Arthur Wiknik will be a future profiled veteran.

 

 

Recorded Events

 

 

To view a short video of Arthur Wiknik with Lou Diamond Phillips go to An Officer and a Movie - American Heroes Channel

 

To view a short video of Arthur on History's Vietnam in HD documentary go to Arthur Wiknik - Vietnam in HD Cast - HISTORY.com

 

To view a short clip of Arthur at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Veterans Day telethon click here VVMF Telethon

 

To listen to the 2010 Veteran's Day Hamburger Hill radio program click here

This expertly produced 38-minute program is narrated by Jerry Stewart of Vision Radio Productions and includes commentary

 from Hamburger Hill veterans Arthur Wiknik of Co. A 2/506th, Frank Boccia of Co. D 3/187th and Michael Smith of Co. D 3/187th.

 

To listen to the August 21, 2010 NAM SENSE interview with Craig Anderson, go to www.ourhistoryproject.com and select the 2010 archive.

 

To listen to the 2009 Veteran's Day interview on KBUL radio, go to www.youtube.com and enter NamSense in the search block.

 

To listen to the American Heroes Radio interview, go to www.americanheroesradio.com and select "Previous Episodes."  There are two interviews available.

Episode 88 (Hamburger Hill) interview begins 16 1/2 minutes after the start of the episode.

Episode 100 (100th anniversary show) interview begins 71 minutes after the start of the episode.

 

The re-released movie Hamburger Hill 20th Anniversary on DVD contains a special feature titled Medics in Vietnam with Arthur Wiknik's filmed commentary.

 

To listen to a nationally broadcast radio interview with Joey Reynolds click here

(Also participating in this interview is Vietnam veteran Howard Siner, one of the main characters in NAM SENSE)

 

To listen to the Veterans Radio interview, go to www.veteransradio.net and click the "Archived Programs" button.  There are two interviews available.

The February 27, 2010 interview begins 14 minutes after the start of the program.

The May 31, 2008 interview begins 12 minutes after the start of the program.

(Also participating in the May 31, 2008 interview is Vietnam veteran Howard Siner, one of the main characters in NAM SENSE)

 

To watch a 90-minute interview from the Central Connecticut State University Veteran's History Project go to http://library.ccsu.edu/about/departments/spcoll/oneillarch

Enter the name Wiknik in the search block.

 

Previous Events

 

Radio Interview - September 17, 2014 on WJJF 94.9 FM (Ledyard, CT)

Onstage and Backstage Guest - July 26, 2014 at Toby Keith's Shut Up and Hold On Tour concert (Hartford, CT)

Radio Interview - May 20, 2014 on WJJF 94.9 FM (Ledyard, CT)

Speaking Engagement - May 5, 2014 at the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society (Brookfield, CT)

Radio Interview - March 18, 2014 on KRNG 101.3 FM (Reno, NV)

Radio Interview - March 11, 2014 on KRNG 101.3 FM (Reno, NV)

Radio Interview - March 4, 2014 on KRNG 101.3 FM (Reno, NV)

Radio Interview - February 25, 2014 on KRNG 101.3 FM (Reno, NV)

Radio Interview - February 12, 2014 on WJJF 94.9 FM (Ledyard, CT)

Speaking Engagement - November 14, 2013 at Rocky Hill High School (Rocky Hill, CT)

Radio Interview - November 11, 2013 on WJJF 94.9 FM (Ledyard, CT)

History Channel's Take A Veteran To School Day - November 6, 2013 at Seely Elementary School (Scarsdale, NY)

Speaking Engagement - October 6, 2013 at Trinity College (West Hartford, CT)

Onstage and Backstage Guest - August 25, 2013 at Toby Keith's Hammer Down Tour concert (Hartford, CT)

Radio Interview - August 22, 2013 on WJJF 94.9 FM (Ledyard, CT)

Speaking Engagement - June 1, 2013 at the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Armed Forces Banquet (Albuquerque, NM)

Speaking Engagement - May 20, 2013 at Haddam Club 60 (Haddam, CT)

Radio Interview - March 27, 2013 on WJJF 94.9 FM (Ledyard, CT)

Speaking Engagement - November 12, 2012 at the Essex Library (Essex, CT)

History Channel's Take A Veteran To School Day - November 9, 2012 at Seely Elementary School (Scarsdale, NY)

Speaking Engagement - October 11, 2012 at the Killingworth Library (Killingworth, CT)

An Officer and a Movie: Hamburger Hill - July 21, 2012 on the Military Channel (Silver Spring, MD)

Radio Interview - July 20, 2012 on WJJF 94.9 FM (Ledyard, CT)

Newspaper Interview - May 27, 2012 in The News-Times (Danbury, CT)

Speaking Engagement - March 27, 2012 at the U.S. Army Air Force Roundtable (Cheshire, CT)

Radio Interview - March 17, 2012 on WCNI 90.9 FM at Connecticut College (New London, CT)

Book Signing - February 28, 2012 at VFW Post 2138 (Rocky Hill, CT)

Radio Interview - February 11, 2012 on the four Talk of Connecticut radio stations (Hartford, CT)

Book Signing - February 8, 2012 at VFW Post 2138 (Rocky Hill, CT)

Radio Interview - November 11, 2011 on KISM 92.9 FM (Seattle, WA)

Vietnam in HD Premier - November 8, 9 & 10, 2011 on the History Channel (New York, NY)

Radio Interview - November 8, 2011 on KBUL 970 AM (Billings, MT)

Newspaper Interview - November 6, 2011 in the Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT)

Radio Interview - November 5, 2011 on the four Talk of Connecticut radio stations (Hartford, CT)

Radio Interview - November 1, 2011 on WXLM 980 AM (New London, CT)

Call For Photos of the Vietnam War Dead - October 11, 2011 at Times Square (New York, NY)

Speaking Engagement - August 22, 2011 at the Words of Wisdom Book Club (Granby, CT)

Radio Interview - August 16, 2011 on WXLM 980 AM (New London, CT)

Vietnam in HD Panel Discussion - July 27, 2011 at the Press Tour for the Television Critics Association (Beverly Hills, CA)

Speaking Engagement - July 11, 2011 at the Talk of Connecticut Afterhours Dinner (Glastonbury, CT)

Radio Interview - July 7, 2011 on the four Talk of Connecticut radio stations (Hartford, CT)

Radio Interview - July 3, 2011 on WGAN 560 AM (Portland, ME)

Radio Interview - May 21, 2011 on the four Talk of Connecticut radio stations (Hartford, CT)

Radio Interview - May 20, 2011 on WXLM 980 AM (New London, CT)

History Channel Interview - February 21, 2011 at Reda Productions (Easton, PA)

Speaking Engagement - November 11, 2010 at the Waterford Historical Society (Waterford, ME)

National Radio Program Interview - November 11, 2010 produced by Vision Radio Productions (Hurst, TX)

Radio Interview - November 11, 2010 on WXLM 980 AM (New London, CT)

Nam Sense on Exhibit - September 16, 2010 to November 28, 2010 at the Petaluma Historical Museum (Petaluma, CA)

Radio Interview - August 27, 2010 on www.blogtalkradio.com/elementalmusings (Colorado Springs, CO)

Radio Interview - August 21, 2010 on www.ourhistoryproject.com (McDonough, GA)

Book Award - July 31, 2010 Military Writer's Society of America 'Honorable Mention' (Bridgeville, PA)

Radio Interview - June 23, 2010 on WICH 1310 AM (Norwich, CT)

Radio Interview - June 14, 2010 on WXLM 104.7 FM (New London, CT)

Speaking Engagement - April 29, 2010 at the Durham Public Library (Durham, CT)

Speaking Engagement - April 26, 2010 at Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, CT)

Newspaper Interview - April 23, 2010 in the Town Times (Durham, Middlefield and Rockfall, CT)

Radio Interview - March 31, 2010 on WXLM 104.7 FM (New London, CT)

Radio interview - February 27, 2010 on Internet radio www.veteransradio.net  (Ann Arbor, MI)

Radio Interview - February 26, 2010 on Internet radio www.americanheroesradio.com (San Dimas, CA)

Speaking Engagement - January 15, 2010 at the Norwich Veteran's Center (Norwich, CT)

Radio Interview - January 8, 2010 on WXLM 104.7 FM (New London, CT)

Speaking Engagement - December 4, 2009 at Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, CT)

Newspaper Interview - November 11-24, 2009 in The Resident (Stonington, CT)

Radio Interview - November 12, 2009 on Internet radio www.americanheroesradio.com (San Dimas, CA)

Radio Interview - November 11, 2009 on KBUL 970 AM (Billings, MT)

Radio Interview - November 11, 2009 on WXLM 104.7 FM (New London, CT)

Speech and Book Signing - October 25, 2009 at the Dykas Farm Fundraiser for Give2TheTroops.org (Middletown, CT)

Radio Interview - May 20, 2009 on WXLM 104.7 FM (New London, CT)

Book Interview - December 11, 2008 for Scholastic Publishing (Washington, DC)

Radio Interview - November 11, 2008 on WXLM 104.7 FM (New London, CT)

Veteran's History Project Interview - June 13, 2008 at Central Connecticut State University (New Britain, CT)

Radio Interview - May 31, 2008 on Internet radio www.veteransradio.net (Ann Arbor, MI)

Hamburger Hill 20th Anniversary DVD - May 20, 2008 re-release of the 1987 movie containing a filmed interview with Arthur Wiknik, Jr.

Speaking Engagement - May 29, 2008 at Hillhouse High School (New Haven, CT)

Radio Interview - May 21, 2008 on WXLM 104.7 FM (New London, CT)

Military Author Roundtable & Book Signing - May 17, 2008 at Borders (Milford, CT)

Speaking Engagement - March 4, 2008 at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

Newspaper Interview - February 20, 2008 in the Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT)

Radio Interview - February 5, 2008 on WXLM 102.3 FM (New London, CT)

Hamburger Hill DVD Interview - January 24, 2008 at Drissi Multimedia Studios (Burbank, CA)

Radio Interview - December 5, 2007 on WXLM 102.3 FM (New London, CT)

Radio Interview - November 12, 2007 on WXLM 102.3 FM (New London, CT)

Speaking Engagement - June 10, 2007 at the Rolling Thunder Salute to Veterans (Steward Air Base, Newburgh, NY)

Speaking Engagement - February 16, 2007 at MILE (Middlesex Institute of Lifelong Education) Middlesex Community College (Middletown, CT)

New Author Roundtable - January 17, 2007 at Borders (Fairfield, CT)

Speaking Engagement - November 9, 2006 at the Brainerd Memorial Library (Haddam, CT)

Book Signing - September 29, 2006 at the Berlin Fair (East Berlin, CT)

Book Signing - August 26, 2006 at Borders (Waterford, CT)

Book Signing - July 16, 2006 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers (Danbury, CT)

Book Signing - June 29, 2006 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers (Enfield, CT)

Book Signing - May 27, 2006 at Borders (Farmington, CT)

Book Signing - May 20, 2006 at Borders Express (Willimantic, CT)

Newspaper Interview - May 17-30, 2006 in The Resident (Stonington, CT)

Radio Interview - May 15, 2006 on WREL 1450 AM (Lexington, VA)

Book Signing - May 14, 2006 at Burgundy Books (East Haddam, CT)

Speaking Engagement - May 13, 2006 at City University of New York, Sponsored by NYMAS (New York Military Affairs Symposium)

Speaking Engagement - April 28, 2006 at the Booksome Babes Book Club (Higganum, CT)

Speaking Engagement - January 19, 2006 at Albertus Magnus College - off campus (Waterford, CT)

National Radio Interview - January 17, 2006 on The Joey Reynolds Show from WOR 710 AM (New York City)

Radio Interview - December 28, 2005 on WDRC 1360 AM (Hartford, CT)

Speaking Engagement - November 30, 2005 at the Old Saybrook Rotary Club (Old Saybrook, CT)

Speaking Engagement - November 20, 2005 at the Universalist Unitarian Society (Springfield, MA)

National Television Mention - November 17, 2005 on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Newspaper Interview - November 14, 2005 in the Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT)

Book Signing - November 11, 2005 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers (Manchester, CT)

Radio Interview - November 10, 2005 on KBUL 970 AM (Billings, MT)

Television Interview - November 5, 2005 on WTNH Channel 8 (New Haven, CT)

Book Signing - October 30, 2005 at the Haddam Veterans Museum (Higganum, CT)

Book Signing - October 1, 2005 at the Berlin Fair (East Berlin, CT)

Book Signing - September 10, 2005 at Andrews Tax & Financial Services (Higganum, CT)

Book Signing - August 21, 2005 at Andrews Tax & Financial Services (Higganum, CT)