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THE VETERAN

THE VETERAN is the newspaper of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Inc. In 1971 and 1972 it was published as 1st Casualty. From 1973 to 1975, it was published as Winter Soldier. In 1975, it became THE VETERAN.

THE VETERAN was the first voice of Vietnam veterans in America, and has consistently addressed issues of peace and justice. Original articles on Post Traumatic Stress and Agent Orange have appeared since its first year of publication.

THE VETERAN still continues publication two times a year. Articles from recent issues are available below.

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From RECOLLECTIONS: I Couldn't Escape '68 by Jim Wohlgemuth:

I am sure many of us are feeling those pangs of memory, those anxieties of wartime experiences as the 50th anniversary of Vietnam continues and drags unmercifully through the sanitation of time and Ken Burns. To some of you, your anniversaries have come and gone and I am sure you are well done with it. For me, mine is about to start, the fiftieth anniversary of 1968. Fifty years ago I was partying through a year at Drexel Institute of Technology as I squandered my 2S deferment. In January I saw the news about the Tet, I saw the extent, the power, and the commitment of the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong and knew LBJ's optimism was unfounded. When peace candidate Gene McCarthy challenged LBJ in the New Hampshire primary and almost won, I felt good, maybe there might be peace and Vietnam would end. Johnson pulls out, in comes Bobby and I am thinking that there is truly going to be a peace candidate... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. The Struggle Continues by Joe Miller
  2. VVAW Continues Investment in Vietnam's Future by Chuck Theusch
  3. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  4. Leadership Fiasco at the VA by Suzanne Gordon
  5. Why I Joined VVAW When I Left the Navy by Dan Lavery
  6. They Must Have Thought I Was Very Short by Gregory Ross
  7. My 1968: Exodus and Re-entry by Joe Miller
  8. Chicago 1968 by Larry Craig
  9. A Flower at My Lai (poem) by Mike Hastie
  10. Jesus In The Jungle (poem) by C. F. Harrienger, Jr.
  11. Veterans and Unions Gain Momentum in their Fight Against VA Privatization by Roberto Jesus Clack
  12. The Price of Choice by Suzanne Gordon
  13. 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive by John Ketwig
  14. Prelude to Tet by Dan New
  15. A Tet Remembrance by Chuck Aswell
  16. My 1968 Story by Albert Penta
  17. The Year of the Monkey by Joseph Giannini
  18. Fifty Years Ago Today by Robert Traller
  19. February 5, 1968 by Robert Traller
  20. Photos from the Archives, Part 1 (photos) by VVAW
  21. Honorable Discharge (poem) by Mike Hastie
  22. The Standard Bearer (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  23. A Rapt Evening of May 1968 by John Crandell
  24. Maggot Days: The Wheels on the Bus by Gerald R. Gioglio
  25. One More Night (poem) by David Sandgrund
  26. The Emerging Veteran Art Movement Gains Momentum by Kevin Basl
  27. Veteran Artists and the Poor People's Campaign Portfolio by Aaron Hughes
  28. war, survival, guilt and choice (poem) by Gregory Ross
  29. About Face by Matt Howard
  30. The Right to Bear Arms (a found poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
  31. On Being Frank by Marc Levy
  32. The Boy Who Played Army by Joe Petzel
  33. Percussion, Concussion, Destruction and Death by Gregory Ross
  34. Coping with PTSD Within and Without the VA by Bill Ronan
  35. All the Difference by Peter Stine (reviewer)
  36. On Tyranny by Steve Geiger (reviewer)
  37. Coping with PTSD by John Ketwig
  38. Casualty Poem (poem) by Marc Levy
  39. W A R (poem) by Mike Hastie
  40. William Joiner Institute Under Siege by Marc Levy
  41. Oxy, the Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  42. A True Spat-Upon Soldier Story by W. D. Ehrhart
  43. Vietnam Ambush by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  44. Photos from the Archives, Part 2 (photos) by VVAW
  45. The Road Not Taken by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  46. Tin Can by Dan Lavery (reviewer)
  47. Establishment Account of the Vietnam War by Roger Carasso
  48. Long Daze at Long Binh by John Zutz (reviewer)
  49. Vietnam: A History of the War by Allen Meece (reviewer)
  50. Button Man (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  51. Blind Nation by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  52. The Vietnam I Remember by r g cantalupo
  53. Autopsy of War: A Personal History by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  54. If I Die Before I Wake: During Tet 1968 and After by r g cantalupo
  55. What Did I Fight For? (poem) by Bruce H. Hendrickson
  56. RECOLLECTIONS: I Couldn't Escape '68 by Jim Wohlgemuth
  57. DACA Vets (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  58. El Machete Illustrated (cartoon) by Eric J. Garcia


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