It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-two 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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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Forever War by Allen Meece:
In 1964 I was a seaman aboard a big new destroyer that was crossing the Pacific to provoke war with Vietnam from inside their Tonkin Gulf. In boot camp, we were taught the fake excuse for provoking a war, the "Falling Domino Theory." We had to stop the "communist monolith" which wanted to invade our country and abolish our freedoms and take our cars and girlfriends! We were told nothing about the capitalist hatred of socialism, love for the domination of foreign politics, trade, and resources. We had to defend. The best defense is a spirited offense, so we sent our high tech, high-powered war machine to a little rice-pot country called Vietnam, a primitive country smaller than California. It might take a year or two to beat them into anti-communists.
Eleven years later, in 1975, we turned our backs on those tough socialist guerillas and went home without apologizing for our atrocity and destruction.... Read More
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