It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty 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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Latest Commentary: From the National Office
For fifty years, VVAW has had three continuing missions: agitation to end our war and stop wars like it; therapy in action and discussion for those who fought the war and needed to deal with what was then called Post-Vietnam Syndrome (now PTSD); and, ul...|
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Teaching and Traveling in Vietnam by Kim Scipes:
I spent this past summer (2017) in Vietnam, teaching a sociology course at Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) in Ho Chi Minh City. TDTU is located in the southern part of the city in District 7.
Kim Scipes with his students in Ho Chi Minh City.
Friends who had previously taught at TDTU had been asked if there were any Americans they knew who had good politics and who might be willing to teach in Vietnam. My friends gave my name to the head of the sociology department, a woman named Le Thi Mai, and she invited me for a conference last year, and then to come back and teach this year.
This was new to me, since I missed the all-expenses paid tours conducted by the US Government in the 1960's and early '70's that so many others "enjoyed." I spent 33 months in Yuma, Arizona at a Marine Corps Air Station, working on avionics equipment on A-4's, while pilots were learning how to bomb and strafe... Read More
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