It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, forty-seven years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
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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 Tonkin Gulf: A Realistic Fantasy by Joe Miller (reviewer):
The Abel Mutiny
It is 1964.
What if the crew of a destroyer like the USS Maddox, realizing that their ship was part of a conspiracy to make war against Vietnam, decided to mutiny in order to take the ship out of the war?
This is the fundamental basis of the story that Allen Meece has constructed in The Abel Mutiny.
I asked to review this novel because there are not many, if any, books - fiction or nonfiction - published about the Blue Water Navy during the Vietnam War. We have glory and gore stories about Seal teams. There have been books about the Brown Water Navy in the river patrols. Any writing about Blue Water Navy tends to focus on Navy pilots and carrier duty (nothing about the crew, for sure).
This little book, written by a former Sonarman who actually served on a destroyer during two Westpac cruises during 1964 to 1966... Read More
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