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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 I Never Heard the Mortar Call My Name by RG Cantalupo:

I never heard the mortar call my name. No one did. Oh, maybe you heard the round shooting out the tube a thousand meters away, the muffled poomf! and then a buddy yelling "Incoming!" but once it was in the air, you never heard a sound. If they were going to miss you, arc high over your head or to the left or right beyond you, then you might hear them spinning, a soft whistle like wind through bamboo as they spiraled past you through the sky. If they were close though—close enough to wound or kill you, so close they were going to hit the ground only a few feet or a few inches from where you stood—you didn't hear a thing, you only saw the orange and red burst of the explosion, and felt the burning shrapnel tearing through your flesh. But on this night, I heard nothing—neither the firing, nor the explosion... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. For Peace, Justice, and Veterans Rights by Bill Branson
  2. Delegation to Vietnam by Susan Schnall
  3. Why I Didn't Stand for the National Anthem by Barry Romo
  4. 20 Years of The Veteran by Jeff Machota
  5. Notes from the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  6. "Thank You For Your Service" by John Ketwig
  7. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  8. VVAW Archive Update by Meg Miner
  9. Photos from the Archives by VVAW
  10. Five Simple Words by Erin H. Leach-Ogden
  11. Five Simple Words by Randen Pederson
  12. Please Help Restore the Mural at My Lai by Mike Hastie
  13. A Veteran's Apology to the People of Vietnam by Tim Martin
  14. Commemorating the War in Vietnam: The Long Tan Affair and New Studies of a "Lost Cause" by Jerry Lembcke
  15. The Mission (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  16. The Vietnam Experience or Coloring on a Tabula Rasa by Scott LeGette Franklin
  17. In Memoriam: Emily Ann Friedman (1947-2016) by Ellie Shunas
  18. The Pledge by C.F. Harrienger Jr.
  19. All Her Glory (poem) by C.F. Harrienger Jr.
  20. Follow-Up to A Warning by John Ketwig
  21. Making the VA Work by Raymond Reed Hardy
  22. The Mutant Series by Gregory Ross
  23. Main Thoroughfare (poem) by Dwight Jenkins
  24. Forming a Peace Media Group by Barry L. Reece
  25. Voting For Peace by Barry L. Reece
  26. I Never Heard the Mortar Call My Name by RG Cantalupo
  27. A Veteran's Lamentation by Susan Frey
  28. Why Black Lives Matter To Me by James Bentley
  29. VVAW Supports Housing in Vietnam (photos) by VVAW
  30. I Dream of Alternate Histories (poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
  31. I Want You... (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  32. Honor the Veteran, Not the War by Allen Meece
  33. The Final Leg by Dan New
  34. From the Archives by Marc Levy
  35. Comparing Medals (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  36. The Rag, the American War in Vietnam, and VVAW by Terry DuBose
  37. The American War in Vietnam by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  38. Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties by Bruce Hyland (reviewer)
  39. Witness To Revolution by Dan Lavery (reviewer)
  40. American War in Vietnam by Al Donohue (reviewer)
  41. Vets Must Realize We Can Forgive and Be Forgiven by Michael Peterson
  42. Red Boots Rebel by Bob Marion (reviewer)
  43. Hurricane Street by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  44. War Is Beautiful by Ben Chitty (reviewer)
  45. VVAW Patch by Stanley Campbell
  46. Red Boots Rebel by RG Cantalupo (reviewer)
  47. Chilling Journey Into Torture at Abu Ghraib and A Man's Battle with Guilt by Daniel C. Lavery (reviewer)
  48. I'm Sorry by Willie Schatz
  49. Photos from the Archives Part 2 by VVAW
  50. Exiting the Extraordinary by Gerald R. Gioglio (reviewer)
  51. Oxy, the Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  52. VVAW Member Ages Well by Joe Miller
  53. "But the War Ended 25 Years Ago": Vietnam Veterans Talk To A Civilian Nurse by Jehnana Balzer
  54. A Portrait of Exile: Mauricio Hernandez Mata by Charley Trujillo and Emmanuel Cervantes Mejia
  55. Her Hands V2 (poem) by David Sandgrund
  56. Portrait of a Young Boy At Dawn (poem) by Marc Levy
  57. Portrait of a Young Girl At Dawn (poem) by Marc Levy
  58. Good Morning Vietnam . . . by Michael Nelson
  59. Upside Down: The March on Washington April 24, 1971 by John Retallack
  60. Don't Be Fooled Again by Renee Chevalier
  61. Father Daniel Berrigan - Presente! by Louis De Benedette
  62. Vietnam Remembered (poem) by David Sandgrund
  63. RECOLLECTIONS: A Load of Stone by Steve Geiger
  64. The Less Than One Percent (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger


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