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It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-three years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.

Explore these pages; see what we've done, what we do, and why we do it. The struggle continues, perhaps these days more than ever. VVAW has never stopped working to protect the welfare of those who served their country.

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march Latest Commentary: Here we go again, folks. "Imminent threats" manufactured to justify assassination of a top Iranian general who was a "bad guy". This, it is argued, was done to "stop a war". What? Political assassination used as a "peace" effort? We truly are in an Orwellian world. Troops mob...

Taken from "Into Another Rich Man's War (VVAW Statement on Potential War with Iran)" by VVAW Read More

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Excerpt From  THE VETERAN:  Now Online

Taken from I Started Learning the Real History of Vietnam by Mike McCain as told to Richard Stacewicz:

Excerpt from Winter Soldiers: An Oral History of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War by Richard Stacewicz, pages 142-151. Mike McCain was the son of a lifer in the Air Force. He joined the Marines after having received his draft notice because he believed that the Marines offered "the best opportunity for survival." He also wanted to be with the "best of the best." I enlisted in the Marine Corps on May 24th, 1966. It was still what they called the "old Corps" where they could touch you and be up in your face. I mean, just intense. I personally got whaled on every single day for three months. Sergeant Bolton, our gunnery sergeant, would just walk up and, boom, coldcock you while he was asking you a question. I figured I'm going to learn how to fight and survive. I got other things that I want to do afterward. Mike McCain (holding baby), Oakland, 1974.... Read More


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