It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-eight 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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|Chicago Homeless Vets Stand Down: Chicago, Illinois|
|November 10, 2015 from 8AM - 3pm|
|National Guard Armory|
1551 N. Kedzie Ave.
|Winter Homeless Vets Standdown|
Latest Commentary: Taken from "From the National Office" by Bill Branson:|
Fifty years ago, in 1965, the US began the ground war in Vietnam, and forty years ago, Saigon was taken and the US under President Ford declared the Vietnam War over... Read More
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from One Monk's Journey by Jack Klein:
Clinic in Quang Tri where Jack has beendonating money for years. This was thefirst time he visited in person.
February 17, 2015
I returned to Vietnam 45 years after having fought there all of 1969. Job description, infantry 0341, mortarman, nickname, Monk. My first four months I was stationed on hill # 190 northwest of Da Nang approximately 15 miles. Our location was the base of a mountain ridge that divided Elephant Valley and Happy Valley. The Song Cu De River was over our northern most operating area, some two miles from our base. We also manned Namo bridge, the northern bridge on route 1 in and out of Da Nang.
Our unit, Delta Co. 1st BN 26th Marine Regiment, was in such a position as to be the 1st line of defense from attacks from north and west of Da Nang... Read More
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