For Immediate Release:
September 25, 2012
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Adjunct Instructor of History, Marc Leepson, will appear on the October 2, 2012 episode of the PBS show, “History Detectives.” The episode involves a diary of a North Vietnamese soldier and the attempt to return it to the soldier’s family in Vietnam. Leepson, who edited The Webster’s New World Dictionary of the Vietnam War, was interviewed for the segment at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington in his capacity as a Vietnam War historian and as the senior writer and columnist for The VVA Veteran, the magazine published by the Vietnam Veterans of America.
A former staff writer for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C., Leepson has been an instructor of U.S. History at LFCC’s Fauquier Campus since 2007. He is the author of seven books, most recently Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General. Leepson is currently working on a new book, a biography of Francis Scott Key, which will be published on July 4, 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan.
More information on Leepson can be found at his website, www.marcleepson.com . For more information on the program, visit the show’s website at
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.