It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-nine years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
Explore these pages; see what we've done, what we do, and why we do it. The struggle continues, perhaps these days more than ever. VVAW has never stopped working to protect the welfare of those who served their country.
Will you join us?
Latest Commentary: Taken from "Veterans Fight Back" by Bill Branson:|
From the National Office
The beating of the war drums has picked up significantly, with the 2016 presidential elections campaign well underway... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from How A Swede Became a VVAW Member by Per Odman:
In the spring of 1966, 50 long years ago, I finished my ten months of compulsory service in the Swedish Army. I was born 1943 in Sweden. My father was highly educated, and very successful in his field. I, however, was pretty much the opposite—I was an immature loser, and I failed to graduate from Swedish high school. After working in mines and doing odd jobs I was ordered to enter the Army in the fall of 1965. My feelings about serving were very mixed. It turned out that I really liked it. For the first time in my life I was the best at something. I was a machine gunner, and I was my platoon commander's favorite soldier. Towards the end of my service I decided, just for the hell of it, to fight as an infantryman in Vietnam; for the US or any of its allies. If they would not take me, my not-so-realistic plan was to approach North Vietnam.
This 1968 photo was taken by the only
Swedish reporter/photographer who went to
Khe Sanh during the siege... Read More
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