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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 A Farewell to One of Our Own: Remembering Dr. Robert M. Bowman by Phil Restino:

On August 22, 2013 our friend and comrade Dr. Bob Bowman passed away at the age of 78 after a long courageous 8 year battle with cancer. Dr. Bob, as he was so lovingly known to so many, leaves behind his wife of 57 years Maggie Bowman, their 7 children and 21 grandchildren. Bob was well known as the Pentagon insider who courageously blew the whistle in the early 1980's on the US government's plans to use as an offensive "first-strike" weapon the "Star Wars" missile defense system (aka SDI) which he directed in the 1970's when the program was top secret. Prior to his work with SDI, Bob Bowman served as a USAF fighter pilot with service in Korea and Vietnam. It was Col. Bowman's war experience in Vietnam that led him to dedicating the rest of his life to working for peace as a member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and later as a celebrated member of Veterans For Peace, serving as its keynote speaker at 4 separate VFP national conventions... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. Our War, Our Legacy by Bill Branson
  2. VVAW Meets With Vietnamese President by Jen Tayabji
  3. Winter Soldier Award to Jim & Virginia Proffitt by VVAW
  4. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  5. Vietnam War Veterans Discussion Panel by Paul Cameron
  6. Veterans and the Health Insurance Marketplace by Jen Tayabji
  7. The Agent Orange Bill and the "Budget Crisis" by Paul Cox
  8. Your Tax Dollars at War (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  9. Kent State May 4th Visitor Center Dedication by Bruce Hyland
  10. September 11, 2013, Twelve Years After (poem) by Thomas Brinson
  11. Selective Memory of Our Quagmire-Prone History by J. Michael Orange with Cynthia Orange
  12. Whistleblower Patriots? by Michael F. Cascanet
  13. I Had Ray Davis's Job, in Laos 30 Years Ago Same Cover, Same Lies by Robert Anderson
  14. Another Look at "Intelligence" by Thomas F. Bayard
  15. Midnight at the VFW (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  16. The Leave Some Vets Behind Law: A National Disgrace by Rick Staggenborg
  17. Moment of Silence (poem) by Paul Hellweg
  18. The Struggle of African American Vets by Vince Emmanule
  19. US Out of Vietnam! by Ted Scott
  20. War on the VA (photo) by VVAW
  21. A Farewell to One of Our Own: Remembering Dr. Robert M. Bowman by Phil Restino
  22. Reclaim Armistice Day by Ben Chitty
  23. Oxy, the Smart Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  24. Federal Veterans' Benefit In Washington D.C. - Winter 1971 (poem) by Jim Murphy
  25. The Cowardice of Power by Fred Samia
  26. September 11? Chile 1973, Chicago 2013: 40 Years of Neo-Liberal Attacks on Our Societies by Kim Scipes
  27. Return to Vietnam by Mike Kerber
  28. War Overseas, Social Devastation at Home... An Evening with Iraq Veterans Against the War by Kim Scipes
  29. Fellow Traveler's Notebook by Elaine Elinson
  30. Reflections on the Passing of Comrade General Vo Nguyen Giap - Great Hero of Humanity by Merle Ratner
  31. We, The People by RG Cantalupo
  32. Operation Egg-Lob: Scrambling with VVAW by Freeman Hobs Allan
  33. "A Happy Moving Party" by Jim Willingham
  34. Dear Greg: Letters From My Father by Gregory Ross
  35. The Weight on My Heart (poem) by Tim Bagwell
  36. An Amazing Journey with Vietnam Vets by J. Graley Taylor
  37. The Wall (poem) by Barry L. Reece
  38. 45 Days (poem) by Marc Levy
  39. The Retreat by Dan New
  40. The Fallen (poem) by Don "Doc" Mercer
  41. The New (old) Patriotism (poem) by Horace Coleman
  42. When Men Win Glory by Horace Coleman (reviewer)
  43. Miami Beach 1972 (poem) by Pat Finnegan
  44. I Love This Man / My Soldier by Teri Saya
  45. Dewey Canyon III (photos) by VVAW
  46. Fresh On Yesterday's Tracks (poem) by Paul Nichols
  47. Book Review of "100 Monkeys" by Bruce Gatten (reviewer)
  48. All the Difference by Al Wellman (reviewer)
  49. Letters to Editor by VVAW
  50. Release of Two Books on the Same Day Recall the Aerial Massacre in Laos Fifty Years Ago by Nick Lombardi
  51. Vietnam Vets (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  52. RECOLLECTIONS: Just Another Day by Jeff Motyka As Told To Marc Levy
  53. Lieutenant Kerry Asks Secretary Kerry (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger


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