It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-six 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?
|Chicago Winter Homeless Vets Standdown: Chicago, Illinois|
|December 13, 2013 from 6:00 AM - 4:00 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 Operation Egg-Lob: Scrambling with VVAW by Freeman Hobs Allan:
1. Anti-war contingentfenced in by DC buses.
2. VVAW Op team makes ready.
3. Mad bomber down range.
It was the Prague Spring of 1968 and citizens of Czechoslovakia were in the streets demonstrating for freedom. Demanding that Soviet troops and political bosses go home. I arrived in Wuerzburg Germany that summer, just as the east block tanks rolled into Prague. The Cold War was already very hot in Vietnam, where thousands of US troops were debarking and digging in for the bloody seven years still to come. Now a hot war in Europe seemed imminent too.
US strategy, Europe, back then: Do not be an aggressor. USAREUR consisted of four line divisions backed by 7th Air Force in Ramstein. Mine was the Third Infantry Division. We were tripwire units tasked to hold ground until backup could arrive. Now, as a 2nd lieutenant, I was division counterintelligence officer... Read More
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