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Maude DeVictor, R.I.P.

By Ann Bailey as told to John Zutz

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Maude was a Buddhist, which flavored every conversation. I had the best time with her traveling to New York for VVAW's 25th anniversary. She spent the whole trip talking to people in the bar car.

In 1980, VVAW was holding an Agent Orange protest outside the VA Regional Office in downtown Milwaukee. Maude came to participate. The protesters weren't getting the response they wanted and marched into the office and into the Director's office. The Administrator didn't want to deal with a bunch of pissed off vets so he fled. VVAW leader Walter Klim came up with some big nails and nailed the office door shut.

Then Walter called Bailey, who had just gotten a job with the city election commission, and asked her to contact a friendly lawyer, Jim Wood. The lawyer arrived and convinced the feds to let the vets go without charges.



John Zutz and Ann Bailey are long-time members of Milwaukee VVAW.


Winter Soldier Investigation of Agent Orange, Chicago, 1979.

Winter Soldier Investigation of Agent Orange, Chicago, 1979.

Maude at an Agent Orange Demo in Milwaukee.

Winter Soldier Investigation of Agent Orange, Chicago, 1979.
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