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.
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from RECOLLECTIONS: Nixon's Revenge by Steve Miller:
The loud banging on my front door was startling. It was 3 am. My first thought was someone needed help. I had just returned from spending a week sleeping outdoors in April in Washington, DC and the bed felt good. Operation Dewey Canyon III had concluded and I was back in California.
Operation Dewey Canyon III, 1971.
I had returned from Vietnam in early 1969. Homecoming was unsettling. Everything seemed to be wrong and either I or the world was out of sync. It was hard to define but the rejection and the indifference was real. I still had time to serve on my enlistment. I was given a cushy assignment as I counted the days. But I was continuing to unravel around the edges.
The anti-war activities were raging and they looked a lot different stateside than they did in Vietnam. The more sense they made the more I learned and the more troubled I became. I was not comfortable around the anti-war groups and I don't think they were comfortable around me... Read More
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