It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-seven 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.
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|Homeless Vets Standdown: Chicago, Illinois|
|November 21, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|National Guard Armory|
1551 N. Kedzie Ave.
|Standdown for Homeless Vets|
Latest Commentary: Taken from "What We Know and When We Know It" by Meg Miner:|
"They should have known better," said the Vietnam War vet to the Gulf War vet. "I feel bad for what they're going through, but after this long they should have known what they were getting into."
I was calling to request support for IVAW's Operation Recovery... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from RECOLLECTIONS: Bacsi-Doc by Walt Cronin:
A Vietnamese fishing village near Chu Laiin Walt's area of operation in 1970.
The Combined Action Platoon (CAP) to which I was assigned consisted of 12 Marines and one Navy Corpsman. We later described ourselves as Peace Corps workers with rifles operating as units in the countryside of I Corps outside of Da Nang, Vietnam in 1970.
Winning the hearts and minds was the official mantra we were told when being given an area of operation to conduct patrols, ambushes and operations to attempt to ensure that the Viet Cong and NVA not control the locals by kidnapping village chiefs and murdering them or using their terrorist tactics to convince some villages that wished to have allegiance to South Vietnam be left unmolested from their influence.
As a nineteen-year-old Navy Corpsman, I have to admit that my knowledge of politics was minimal and our involvement in Vietnam by the late sixties was obviously a "let's get the hell out of here" mentality... Read More
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