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From the National Office
1971 was a year of great crisis in the US. 1971 was also a year of intense struggle, and growth, for VVAW.
2021 is the 50th anniversary of many of VVAW's iconic actions—national, regional, and local: the Playboy ad, the Winter Soldier Inv...|
Taken from "We Have To Be Winter Soldiers" by Bill Branson Read More
View the 1971 50th Anniversary Pages and Guestbook
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from 50 Years Ago by John Lindquist:
As I sit at the kitchen table and think back 50 years to the time period of April-December 1971, I'm flooded with memories and pride. Dewey Canyon III (DC III), April 19-23, 1971, Operation Heart of America, Kansas City, MO July 4th weekend and Operation Peace on Earth, Christmas Time 1971, flood my brain, or what is left of it.
In April 1971, I was released from jail in LA and could not wait to leave for Milwaukee. Ann Bailey and I rode back with another couple to Milwaukee and, luck for us, to a VVAW fundraiser at UWM. The Milwaukee Chapter was leaving the next day for DC, in a convoy of three or four cars. Buzz Noyes (RIP) and I had not seen one another since July 1970.
We were in the same company in Vietnam in the USMC. It was a great reunion. I will not rehash all the events, but will recall some memories.
The car convoy was long and luckily uneventful. On our first action, a march from Potomac Park to Arlington Cemetery, we had such high hopes.... Read More
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