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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 1971 Peace Demonstration by Otmar Fischbach:

It is April, 1971. There is a peace rally gathering at the great mall in Washington DC. I was there (somewhere in the crowd on the left side of the photo below). The rally was sponsored by Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Navy veteran John Kerry was there and would address Congress, calling for an end to the Vietnam War. Later that day, small white milk truck type vans came around, and with a bullhorn announced that Richard Nixon had made a speech to the nation saying he did not believe even a third of the people gathered at the mall were actually military veterans. So these guys on the truck wanted the names and military serial numbers of any veterans there. Write your name on a piece of paper and they would present those names to Richard Nixon. People were running up to the vans to give them a piece of paper. I was one of the many that handed over my name to the people in those vans... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. No New War in the Middle East by Bill Branson
  2. It Really Is Life Or Death by Maggie Martin
  3. A Visit to the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University by Meg Miner
  4. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  5. Notes From the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  6. The Arrogance -- and Ignorance -- of Power by W. D. Ehrhart
  7. Credo of a Sore Loser (poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
  8. The Last Time I Dreamed About the War: Essays on the Life and Writing of W. D. Ehrhart by Joe and Jack Miller (Reviewers)
  9. On IVAW's 10th Anniversary by VVAW
  10. Alternatives To Incarceration for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans by Jim Murphy
  11. GREEN (poem) by Eugene Lee Neese, Jr.
  12. Three Days in Ferguson: Observations from the Rust Belt by Vincent Emanuele
  13. Militarization of Police by Tim Butz
  14. Congress Drowns Suicide Prevention Act While DoD Makes Moves to Help by Geoff Millard
  15. Jacob David George, 1982-2014 by Robert Clack
  16. Veterans Re-Enlistment (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  17. "I Know You Don't Mean It" by Brock McIntosh
  18. Veterans Call to Commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914 by Ben Chitty
  19. Oxy, the Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  20. Telling Our Stories by Ryan Connolly
  21. Jim Proffitt - RIP by Yesenia Flores
  22. Hurt Souls (poem) by Dennis Serdel
  23. Nixon and Pepsi by John Ketwig
  24. VVAW Protested Nixon (photos) by VVAW
  25. Nixon's Atrocious Lies and Cover-ups in His Air War on Neutral Cambodia by Daniel C. Lavery
  26. Nixon's Dream-Stomping Ego by Allen Meece
  27. A Short Remembrance of Nixon's Resignation by Steve Krug
  28. 4th of July Requiem (poem) by Thomas Brinson
  29. 1971 Peace Demonstration by Otmar Fischbach
  30. JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by John Ketwig (Reviewer)
  31. Henry Kissinger Out With New Book (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  32. The ARVN A-28 Pilots Wept by Jim Willingham
  33. 1968 (poem) by Richard Wells
  34. Can Your Hear Me? (poem) by Eugene Lee Neese, Jr.
  35. The Passing of Fred Branfman by Al Hubbard
  36. Rest and Relaxation by Gregory Ross
  37. On the Beach by Marc Levy
  38. Don't Do Stupid Stuff (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  39. Deserts of Civilization (poem) by Dimitri Rimsky
  40. My Lai. UN School. (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  41. Kingdom of Cambodia by Marc Levy
  42. in transit (poem) by John Samuel Tieman
  43. Holding My Breath... by Gregory Ross
  44. Rock 'n Rollin' to Vietnam by Mic Terry
  45. The Light Where Shadows End by R.G. Cantalupo
  46. VVAW Photos from the Archives by VVAW
  47. Vets Day 1971 (photos) by VVAW
  48. Chelsea Manning - The Price of Conscience by William Potvin
  49. Memorial Day, Chicago, 2014 (photos) by VVAW
  50. People's Climate March, September 21, 2014 (photos) by VVAW
  51. Meditations by Al Donohue
  52. Letter to Editor by Tim Teater
  53. RECOLLECTIONS: Danny Nutly by Dan New
  54. Boots on the Ground (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger


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