Twelve Days in Vietnam



Nick Conaxis was born in Lawrence in 1947 and starting in 1948 grew up in foster homes in Lawrence and in and around Rowley. In 1961 he moved to Longview Farm for Boys in Walpole and lived there until 1965 and graduated from Walpole High School.  He was eventually drafted into the army in September 1967and was killed in Vietnam on May 5, 1968.

Please join the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library for a talk and discussion with author Alex Liazos.  It will take place on Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 PM on the 3rd floor of the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. 

Discussion will be about his book Twelve Days in Viet Nam: The Life and Death of Nicholas Conaxis.  The book is based on interviews with Nick’s sister, brother, and thirty other people who knew Nick; sixty letters Nick wrote from military training and Vietnam; and documents covering Nick’s years as a foster child.


bookcoverFor information please contact Louise Sandberg, 978-620.3606 or  You can read chapter 1 of the book on the website  For more information you can contact Alex Liazos at, or call him at 781-899-0572.

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