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