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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 VVAW Continues Investment in Vietnam's Future by Chuck Theusch:

For many years, John Zutz of VVAW put together an Annual Beer Fest, often at Milwaukee's Serb Hall. Many VVAW members donated their time and labor to make these events successful. Some proceeds from these events in the early 2000's went to support the Library of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Project. VVAW sponsored computer lab, March 2018. The idea of building libraries in Vietnam and Laos was new. It still is. As of 2010, the national government of Vietnam has made dramatic strides with a decree calling for independent libraries to be incorporated in the construction of new schools as well as existing facilities. This was a breakthrough. Indeed, Laos followed its neighbor Vietnam passing a similar directive in 2013. But the Library Project was well ahead of the curve, being founded in 1999. It was in 2004 that Vietnam Veterans Against the War co-sponsored a Library at Kean Village in Laos' Savannaket Province... 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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