It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-one 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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Latest Commentary: From the National Office
For fifty years, VVAW has had three continuing missions: agitation to end our war and stop wars like it; therapy in action and discussion for those who fought the war and needed to deal with what was then called Post-Vietnam Syndrome (now PTSD); and, ul...|
Taken from "VVAW Still Teaching the American War in Vietnam: On Burns/Novick "The Vietnam War"" by Joe Miller Read More
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Thank You VVAW by Joe Petzel:
I was with the 3rd of the 5th Armored Cavalry, Vietnam, 1968 and 1969, stationed in I corp, near the DMZ. I was first a messenger, then a rear gunner on an armored personnel carrier. I returned home elated to be out of the insanity. I felt angry, full of rage, guilty, ashamed and depressed. It would take many years to realize I had depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I knew that anything I was going through was minor compared to the evil I had been part of in that war. The people of Vietnam were going through so much more than I could ever imagine. I had so much guilt and shame over my participation in the war. When I was drafted, I wanted to serve my country. I believed all the lies about defending our freedom.
VVAW take over of the Nixon re-election headquarters indowntown Chicago. Joe Petzel, with the beard and glasses,seated next to the telephone... Read More
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