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From A Comrade, Friend and Brother by Tom Wetzler:

Many longtime VVAW members will remember John Kniffin as a Texas coordinator of VVAW and Gainesville Eight defendant. John always told me that the most important part of his life was his relationship with his wife Cathy. He believed that she made it possible for him to grow and have peace. He knew how lucky he was in this. John spent six years in the U.S. Marine Corps and did three tours in Vietnam, yet he deeply distrusted authority of any kind. He hated the war, but held a special affinity for fellow vets, especially Marine vets. What drew many people to John was the fact that you could trust him. He was a private person who, along with his wife, opened his home to many. If John decided you were a friend, he was caring, understanding, forgiving, open to a fault, and willing to share anything. John had a drive to continue to learn and grow in life. He challenged those around him to do the same... Read More

Also In This Issue:

  1. No War with Iraq No Blood for Oil or Ego by Barry Romo, Dave Curry & Joe Miller
  2. VVAW Catalyzes Teach-In by Janet Curry
  3. From the National Office by Barry Romo and Joe Miller
  4. Notes from the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  5. 2002 Homeless StandDown by Bill Branson
  6. "Another Brother" on Rikers Island by Elena Schwolsky-Fitch
  7. Ground Zero 9/11/02 by Jim Willingham
  8. A Cowboy President by Marco Palacios
  9. VVAW Memorial Day Event, Chicago, 2002 by (Photographers)
  10. VVAW 35th Anniversary by Dave Kettenhofen
  11. Gimme an "F" by Stephen Sinsley
  12. Is the Plantation (Corporation) the Model for America? by Horace Coleman
  13. Things You Aren't Supposed to Ask by Horace Coleman
  14. Madame Binh Visits New York by David Cline
  15. Taking the Hard Way Out by Paul Wisovaty (Reviewer)
  16. Welcome to Milwaukee: 35th Anniversary Opening Remarks by John Zutz
  17. John Kniffin (1940-2002) by Veteran Staff
  18. A Comrade, Friend and Brother by Tom Wetzler
  19. Dr. Le Cao Dai, Agent Orange Researcher, Activist by Veteran Staff
  20. Ralph C. ("Bud") Schremp (1945-2002) by Annie Hirschman
  21. Colleen Novosielski by David Cline
  22. Unveiling the Unknown War by John Kim (Reviewer)
  23. The Long Road Home by Matt Davison
  24. CONCERNING JOE MCCARTHY (1951) by Sandra J. Fulton
  25. Listen Up! by Lisa Boucher (Reviewer)
  26. Letter to the Editor by Jim Murphy
  27. The Village by John Mitchell


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