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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 Watching 'Nam Flicks: The Deer Hunter vs. Apocalypse Now in Particular by John Crandell (reviewer):

All of these years later and I wake from a Covid dream late in May. I've just wandered through Martin Sheen's cluttered apartment. The floor, the cabinets, walls, and ceiling are all purple haze. I need a shower and the bath is overgrown with blue elephant grass. Stinking, I go into the field instead and pointman Scheppers is blasting a sawed-off shotgun. I grab and aim but never fire. In '81, at his 300-square-foot mansion on Yosemite Drive, he and I argued about the merits of The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now. A decade had already elapsed since we'd been reassigned from Nam to Fort Hood. He was down on both films due to his wont of verisimilitude. I tried to point up the expressive wonders of the latter but to no avail. His Air Cav bud nicknamed Gridsquare once said of him that he'd ate too much raw sauerkraut and no amount of Budweiser would ever make up for it. His parents experienced World War II in situ in Germany... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. Stand Up For Your Rights by Bill Branson
  2. Another VVAW Library Project Launches by VVAW
  3. Agent Orange's Long, Brutal Reach by Jan Barry
  4. War's Long Reach (poem) by Jan Barry
  5. To the Future (poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
  6. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  7. Ukraine and Vietnam: Nothing is More Precious Than Independence and Liberty by Mike Woloshin
  8. Bricks to Putin (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  9. Radio Free Devens by Marc Levy
  10. Returning by E. C. Streeter
  11. We Still Need To Oppose Privatizing the VA by John Ketwig
  12. Coming Home by Fred Samia
  13. Through the Looking Glass (poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
  14. Barry Romo in Vietnam, 1972 by as told to Richard Stacewicz
  15. Report from Hanoi: Vietnam Revisited by Barry Romo
  16. Coming Home In Vietnam by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  17. Waging the War Within by Timothy Farley (reviewer)
  18. Two Reviews of Self-published Books by Min Warburton (reviewer)
  19. He Was Right (poem) by Larry Booth
  20. PTSD (poem) by Woody Powell
  21. Our Veterans by Kim Scipes (reviewer)
  22. And in the End by Tony Cokely
  23. Draftee (poem) by rg cantalupo
  24. Help for Children in Vietnam Who Lost a Parent to COVID-19 by Bhavia Wagner
  25. Photos from the VVAW Archives by VVAW
  26. Peace Marching in Vietnam 1993 by Stephen Sossaman
  27. Back To The Beginning - The Supposed Necessity of It All by John Crandell (reviewer)
  28. Two Books Are Better Than One by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  29. Remembrances (poem) by rg cantalupo
  30. Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Stories by Min Warburton (reviewer)
  31. 50th Anniversary by Jim Wohlgemuth
  32. Watching 'Nam Flicks: The Deer Hunter vs. Apocalypse Now in Particular by John Crandell (reviewer)
  33. Paths of Dissent by Timothy Farley (reviewer)
  34. Long Shadows by John Fournelle (reviewer)
  35. Tiger Papa Three by John Bromer (reviewer)
  36. Cleaned and Oiled (poem) by Woody Powell
  37. After We Are The Ones To Survive (poem) by Larry Kerschner
  38. The Last Full Measure by Allen Meece (reviewer)
  39. Not Funny by Bill Potvin
  40. Bright White Light (poem) by Larry Kerschner
  41. Warpath by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  42. Oxy, the Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  43. Michael Gold (1946-2022): Intrepid Veterans Advocate by Edward Damato
  44. An Extraordinary Veteran and Life: A Daughter Remembers Ashby Leach by Janet Lynn Leach Kelly
  45. Vet Battles For Better Life: Free Ashby Leach by VVAW
  46. Second Veteran Art Triennial Dives Into the Meaning of the Long Wars by Rachel Dukes and Aaron Hughes
  47. Memories of My Time in RVN by Paul Byrnes
  48. Remembering Olongapo by Al Wellman
  49. China Beach Surf Club - Part 2 by Joseph Giannini
  50. Reflecting on Returning to Vietnam by Fred Ptucha
  51. Big Bloody (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  52. Tear by Tear by Michael Orange
  53. Calling Putin (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger