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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|Homeless Vets Standdown: Chicago, Illinois|
|November 21, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 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 Flowers for An Loc by Jim Willingham:
It was the 3rd time the south Vietnamese and American bases at An Loc had been attacked, every two years on that date and time, 9/9/66 and 68, then this morning, 9/9/70. It was consistent with a series of attacks that had been happening on 3 bases in III Corps (N of Saigon), 1 in II Corps (E of Saigon) and 1 in IV Corps (S of Saigon), every 2 years on specific dates, in addition to the annual Tet. This kept the rhythms of the north Vietnamese attacks on these bases pulsing with an ongoing intensity that was increasing on every repeat occasion. Rocket propelled grenades were the weapon of choice against Hueys and Cobras, A-28's and A-37's.
An Khe, Vietnam.
There were no RPG's at An Loc on 9/9/70, because they had all been destroyed in Cambodia across the border 70 km. north, 4 months earlier during the ARVN/American incursion the first 2 weeks of May... Read More
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