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Photos from the 2010s

Agent Orange Demo protesting Dow, Los Angeles, April 18, 2010 Pham The Minh Agent Orange Demo protesting Dow, Los Angeles, April 18, 2010
Agent Orange Demo protesting Dow, Los Angeles, April 18, 2010 Carol Trainer carrying VVAW flag at M20 demo in DC. Harold Trainer at M20 demo in DC
The Milwaukee Chapter of VVAW gave a Veterans Service Award to Kirk Rodman and Nancy Rodman. They have given years of their time and energy as volunteers at The Highground Veteran's Park in Neillsville, WI. Their efforts, along with those of other volunteers, rescued the park from financial difficulties and provided the impetus to expand and improve. Bobby Seale at Kent State University's 40th anniversary VVAW at Kent State University's 40th commemoration.
Nic, placing a flower on the spot where Jeffrey Miller was killed. Doris and Laurie Krause, initiators of the Truth Commission. Mother/daughter of Allison Krause. Plaque at the site of the shooting of Kent State students, May 4, 1970.
Buzz Doyle, Marty Webster, Alan Canfora & Barry Romo at Kent State, 2010. Veterans from the Clarence Fitch Chapter of VVAW, IVAW-NYC, four local chapters of VFP, and IVAW, joined by the Friends and Family of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, US Labor Against the War, and Code Pink, marched up 5th Avenue to much applause from the crowd. The contingent was organized by VFP-NYC Chapter 34. (l-r) Mike Gold, Bill Johnsen, George Weber, Hugh Bruce, Michael Hayes, Ken Dalton, Susan Schnall. Photo by Ben Chitty. Barry and Marty with VAVA.
VVAW Security Force for IVAW Rally in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo by Andie Wood. On September 15, 2011 friends gathered at the Jersey City Vietnam Veteran's Memorial to remember Dave Cline on the 4th anniversary of his death. The VVAW members attending included June Setlovsky, Ann Hirschman and Brian Matarrese. June was the designer of the original memorial stone (with, as she says, "a lot of input from Dave"). The group was small due to weather and horrible traffic but this did not dim our memories of Dave's life and activism. On September 15, 2011 friends gathered at the Jersey City Vietnam Veteran's Memorial to remember Dave Cline on the 4th anniversary of his death. The VVAW members attending included June Setlovsky, Ann Hirschman and Brian Matarrese. June was the designer of the original memorial stone (with, as she says, "a lot of input from Dave"). The group was small due to weather and horrible traffic but this did not dim our memories of Dave's life and activism.
Occupy Wall Steet protest 10/5/11. New VVAW national coordinator Brian Matarrese stage far left. VVAW Members at Occupy Wall Street Saturday, October 8th, in New York City. Left to right are George Weber, Ken Dalton and founding member Jan Barry. Brother Frank Wagner is in the background making the peace sign. VVAW at the Occupy Pittsburgh protest October 15. Left to right: Larry Grundy, Cindy Grundy, Alynne Romo, Nick Thompson
VVAW joined Veterans For Peace, Friends and Family of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Code Pink, US Labor Against the War, and members of a local congregation of the Universalist Unitarian Church in an anti-war veterans contingent in the 2011 New York City Veterans Day Parade up 5th Avenue. (left to right) - Per Odman, Michael Hayes, Ben Chitty. New York area Agent Orange activists meet with a leadership delegation from VAVA (Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin) this past December. (l to r) Nguyen Minh Y, VAVA Director of External Relations Department, Marty Webster, VVAW National Coordinator and a core member of VAORRC, and Lt. Gen. (Rt.) Nguyen Van Rinh, President of VAVA share a moment of solidarity.
Hans Buwalda at Chicago Memorial Day event, 2012. Vince Emanuele at Chicago Memorial Day event, 2012. Ray Parrish at Chicago Memorial Day event, 2012.
Barry Romo at Chicago Memorial Day event, 2012, holding photo of Clarence Fitch. VVAW NYC organizing meeting in 2012. June 2012 meeting of New York Metro VVAW and friends.
Vets Day 2012, New York City. Barry Romo at Chicago Vet's Day, 2012. Louie De Benedette (center) participates in local and regional marches and protests as far away as Syracuse.
New York City VVAW, May Day 2012. Reclaim Armistice Day flyer, 2013 Virginia and Jim Proffitt along with VVAW board member Bill Branson at the Summer Veterans Homeless Standdown in Chicago.
VVAW Winter Soldier Service Award presented to Jim & Virginia Proffitt Vince Emmanule at Memorial Day, Chicago 2013. IVAW at Chicago Memorial Day event.
VVAW setting up banners for the vigil at the Isaiah Wall across from the United Nations. VVAW members with Colonel Luu Van Hop, Deputy International Director of the Vietnam Veterans Association. IVAW and VVAW Chicago Mobilize Against Sanctions and War on Iran
Chicago IVAW members. IVAW and VVAW Chicago Mobilize Against Sanctions and War on Iran Bill Branson and Barry Romo reviewing archives at Wisconsin Historical Society.
Joe Treglio, Marty Webster, and Mike Gold. Brian Matarrese, Ben Chitty, and Mike Gold at NYC Veterans Day, November 11, 2013. Virginia and Jim Proffitt receiving VVAW's Winter Soldier Award from VVAW board member Bill Branson at the Summer 2013 Veterans Homeless Standdown in Chicago.
Winter Soldier Award for Jim & Virginia Proffitt 2013 Jacob Crawford and Michael Applegate at Memorial Day event May 26, 2014, Chicago. Michael Applegate at Memorial Day event May 26, 2014, Chicago.
Barry Romo at Memorial Day event May 26, 2014, Chicago. Veterans from Iraq Veterans Against the War, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Veterans For Peace at Memorial Day event May 26, 2014, Chicago. Vince Emanuele at Memorial Day event May 26, 2014, Chicago.
Meg Miner visits archives at Texas Tech University, 2014. Meg Miner visits archives at Texas Tech University, 2014. Frank Toner, Brian Matarrese and Ken Dalton at the Climate March in New York City, September 21, 2014.
Ann Hirschman, Jan Barry and others at the Climate March in New York City, September 21, 2014. Jan Barry, Frank Toner, and Ken Dalton at the Climate March in New York City, September 21, 2014. A classroom visit at Brandeis High School in New York. (l-r) Susan Schnall, Joe Hirsch and Brian Matarrese.
Chicago Standdown for Homeless Vets Ed Damato (long time VVAW member who served in the US Army in Vietnam) and Nguyen Minh Y at VVAW dinner with VAVA. Mr. Nguyen Van Rinh (president of VAVA and former Senior Lieutenant General of the NVA) shakes hands with Per Odman (former Marine who served in Vietnam). Rinh and Odman fought on opposite sides at siege of Khe Sanh in 1967.
VVAW New York, Armistice Day, 2015: Susan Schnall, Per Odman, George McAnanama, Brian Matarrese, Joe Hirsch, and Guy DeVeaux. Tran Thi Hoan dancing with members of the band Filthy Rotten System at the Holiday Party. Mr. Nguyen Minh Y speaks emotionally when he thanks the veterans who have been to war and are now fighting for peace and social justice for the Vietnamese. He states his (and VAVA's) support for the Americans and their children who suffer from the impact of the American War in southeast Asia.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-California), sponsor of HR 2114, in center with Mr. Nguyen Van Rinh (President of VAVA) to her left, and members of VVAW, VFP, IVAW, and COVHA. Tran Thi Hoan stands in the middle. VVAW receives certificate from VAVA for donation. VVAW members at VAVA dinner where VVAW donated $5,000 for the building of two homes in Quang Binh Province.
Thank you letter from VAVA for donation. AO barrels by Jim Wachtendonk. AO barrels by Jim Wachtendonk.
International presenters and attendees at the VAVA conference on Agent Orange in Hanoi. Behind the seated American delegation are the former Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama with Mr. Rinh to his right. Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong, Vice President of VAVA is in the front row next to Susan Schnall. Mr. Rinh of VAVA receiving the VVAW donation of $5,000 for the building of two houses in Quang Binh Province. Members of the US Science/Public Health Delegation to the VAVA International Agent Orange Conference (from left to right): Marie Elivert, Jean Grassman, Frank Mirer, Daniel Robie (standing behind Mmde. Hien-director of DaNang Children's Center), Susan Schnall, Ngo Nhan Than and others.
August 10, 2016: Members of the US Science delegation join with VAVA to commemorate Agent Orange Day 55 years after the beginning of the use of AO in Vietnam. Marie Elivert (middle left) stands next to Pham Thi Nhi, second generation AO victim. At the far right in uniform is Mr. Nguyen Van Rinh, President of VAVA. Barry Romo at Chicago VVAW Memorial Day Event, May 30, 2016. Joe Miller at Chicago VVAW Memorial Day Event, May 30, 2016.
IVAW member Aaron Hughes, Veterans Day, Chicago, 2016. IVAW members at Veteran Day 2016 in Chicago. Bill Branson and Joe Miller at Chicago Women's March, January 21, 2017.
Anti-war veterans stand up with unions to save the VA Anti-war veterans stand up with unions to save the VA. (l-r) Jesse Cerillo, Aaron Hughes, Roberto Clack, Daniel Corral, Sabrina Waller, Barry Romo. Brian Matarrese and Susan Schnall in New York at one of VVAW's 50th anniversary events.
Bill Ehrhart in New York at one of VVAW's 50th anniversary events. Bill Perry, Ann Hirschman, and Ellen Pinzur in New York at one of VVAW's 50th anniversary events. Joe Miller and Dave Kettenhofen in Milwaukee at one of VVAW's 50th anniversary events.
John Zutz and Billy Curmano in Milwaukee at one of VVAW's 50th anniversary events. Jim and Sukie Wachtendonk in Milwaukee at one of VVAW's 50th anniversary events. Muriel Hogan and Sukie Wachtendonk in Milwaukee at one of VVAW's 50th anniversary events.
Ann Hirschman and Barry Romo in Milwaukee at one of VVAW's 50th anniversary events. VVAW banners hanging in the back room of the Polish Falcon Bowl in Milwaukee at one of VVAW's 50th anniversary events. Happy 50th Anniversary cake for VVAW.
Plaque from Veterans for Peace recognizing VVAW's 50th anniversary. Anthony Shafton speaking at a protest outside of President Trump's visit to Reno. "We Stand with Our Veterans Nevada Rejects Hate." Jan Barry at Connolly's in New York at one of VVAW's 50th anniversary events.


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