The Watermark at 3030 Park will host a free lecture, featuring Vietnam War Veteran Sgt. Joseph Tramontano, on Monday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m.

Tramontano will discuss his training and combat experience during the Vietnam War. He is part of Central Connecticut State University’s Veterans History Project, a speaker’s bureau that provides various organizations across the state with the opportunity to hear stories from war veterans.

“We are pleased to offer this lecture to our residents and guests, many of whom have served in the military,” said Chris Romick, executive director of The Watermark. “By sharing his story, Sgt. Tramontano is helping to preserve our country’s military history.”

Prior to his service overseas, Tramontano trained for two years at Fort Benning, Ga., where he learned experimental helicopter assault techniques. He then served as an army paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division during the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1966. Tramontano was part of a group of reinforcements deployed to help U.S. Calvary troops during the violent, three-day Battle of la Drang.

For more information or to RSVP, call The Watermark at 203-374-5611.