AND HIS VIETNAM BLUES
Comments from Educators about Sarge Lintecum
"I can not tell you what an impact...Sarge had in my classroom. (His) creativity, energy, and enthusiasm were as much a presence here in Houston as (his) video image, and the kids were entranced. Who could be a better role-model poet for 13 year-old boys than a super-cool paratrooper like Sarge? In addition to being very interesting personally, Sarge writes poems about topics (like skateboarding) that are relevant to kids' lives." Laurie Orman, Language Arts Faculty, Educational Management Group, Scottsdale, Arizona
"(Sarge), again, I am in awe of your contributions. I know the students... benefited greatly from being able to speak to you and hear your perspectives." Patrick Mowrey, History Teacher, Manheim Township School District, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
"Kids continue to scream---"When's Sarge coming back?" You continue to inspire us all." Eric Bergman, English Teacher, Paradise Valley High School, Scottsdale, Arizona
"Sarge, another fine and heart-felt performance! It certainly added to a very special afternoon at our New Library." Priscilla White, Phoenix Library Grand Opening Coordinator/Phoenix Poetry Society Newsletter Editor, Phoenix, Arizona
"Sarge, just wanted to thank you again for the CD...the students LOVED IT!!!" Paul Cameron, Guidance Counselor, Sainte Genevieve High School, Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
"Dear Mr. Lintecum, I listened to the CD today - It is VERY good." Dr. Ronald B. Frankum, Jr., Archivist, Texas Tech University
" Dear Mr. Lintecum, ...thank you for interacting with my students for Haiku and Cinquain poetry. ...the students really learned a lot from you and were inspired to write some of their own poetry. Thank you for giving...your time for the enrichment of our students." Bridget Binstock, Language Arts Faculty, Educational Management Group, Scottsdale, Arizona
"Sarge, thanks again for your very honest presentation about war -- specifically Viet Nam. The presentation was very well received by our students. ...the students were still talking about it a few days later in class. It also helped to open up some avenues of communication between some of our students and their fathers and grandfathers. You did a great job of getting the information across to our students while also keeping their undivided attention through your music and your performance. Also, your willingness to answer the students' questions demonstrated respect. The students were truly touched by your presentation." Betty Matwick, Educator, Pinnacle High School, Mesa, Arizona
Students' Comments about Sarge Lintecum's School Performances/Presentations
"Sarge, you inspire me beyond belief - you can't even begin to IMAGINE how much I've learned from you - thanks so much for giving us the chance to hear your work!!" Greg, Paradise Valley High School, Scottsdale, Arizona
"Sarge, you came to my class last year as well, and you inspired me both times during your visit. You are such a kind-hearted man, who shows such integrity. You really are an inspiration to young people." Sarah, Paradise Valley High School, Scottsdale, Arizona
"Sarge, you are really a special person. Your entire family is so special. Thank you for everything that you so honestly shared with us. Your visit is now a great memory in my heart and soul." Ailen, Paradise Valley High School, Scottsdale, Arizona
"Sarge, you gave me a new outlook on life. Thank you for giving peace and hope to our class." Nikki, Paradise Valley High School, Scottsdale, Arizona
"Thank you Sarge for coming in and sharing your experiences with the class. What you shared was truly amazing and was also an inspiration towards life." Ricky, Pinnacle High School, Tempe, Arizona
"Sarge, when you talked about the war, it made me thankful for every person who has fought for us. Thanx." Mike, Pinnacle High School, Tempe, Arizona
"I really liked your songs. Mostly because they came from the heart. Thanx again." Christina, Pinnacle High School, Tempe, Arizona
"I think you were great and it's wonderful you were able to pull your life together. You're an inspiration." Aundrea, Pinnacle High School, Tempe, Arizona
"Sarge, thank you for coming to speak to us. It really opened my eyes to the world, and (helped me) understand what my uncle is going through." Maria, Pinnacle High School, Tempe, Arizona
"Sarge (Dad), thank you so much! You make me very proud. Love, Carrie." (Sarge's sixteen year-old daughter) Carrie, Pinnacle High School, Tempe, Arizona
"That was the coolest presentation, and I have a lot of respect for you, and what you do, so thanx." Jerry, Pinnacle High School, Mesa, Arizona
"Thanks for sharing your story with us! I loved your singing and your poems." Sindy, Pinnacle High School, Mesa, Arizona
"Sarge, You have influenced me greatly and now I am very concerned with homelessness." Chris, Phoenix Country Day School, Phoenix, Arizona
What Sarge Can Do for Your Class
Sarge Lintecum is a highly decorated, three tour, Vietnam combat vet (Army/101st Abn. Div. '66, '67, & '68) who has performed before a wide spectrum of audiences. Sarge brings his professional stage presence to your class room.
Specializing in "at risk" students and teaching the Vietnam War, poetry, creative writing, performing arts, and songwriting.
Sarge uses his dynamic blues music, mastery of harmonica, and powerful delivery to help spark an enthusiastic interest in writing, poetry, and performance. Experienced with grades K-college Sarge reaches a diverse audience. His straight-from-the-heart interaction creates and nurtures an exciting, fun, and relaxed workshop environment.
If your school or class has the blues about poetry and writing, you need to call the "Sarge."
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"YOU GOTTA BE PERSONALLY SHOT AT
BY THE ENEMY TO GET THAT!"
~ Sarge Lintecum ~