It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-two years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
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New crises, new dangers, new possibilities.
Since our last issue, it seems we have entered a new era, with ever-compounding crises in politics and environment. At the same time, there are new possibilities in politics and citizen activity with fresh new faces and voices in Washington a...|
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Taken from The VA Treats Me Well by Allen Meece:
Cardiac arrhythmia means the heart can't "keep the beat." The left atrium, an intake chamber at the top of the heart, starts to quiver instead of pulsing smoothly. It's not a heart attack nor is it immediately lethal but it is unsettling and eventually wears out the heart. At the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center in Miami, I've had two operations over seven years for this condition, and I feel fine.
I like that hospital. As I step into the lobby, I see other veterans wearing hats with their unit's name or branch of service. I was on a destroyer in the lesser-known Third Tonkin Gulf Incident in 1964, and I wear a ball cap that says USS Edwards, DD 950. The receptionist gives directions to my appointment and says, "Thank you for your service."
I like that appreciation for what I did fifty-five years ago. The Edwards had the dishonorable duty of starting the Vietnam War by threateningly steaming inside North Vietnam's 12-mile offshore limit.... Read More
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