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THE VETERAN

THE VETERAN is the newspaper of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Inc. In 1971 and 1972 it was published as 1st Casualty. From 1973 to 1975, it was published as Winter Soldier. In 1975, it became THE VETERAN.

THE VETERAN was the first voice of Vietnam veterans in America, and has consistently addressed issues of peace and justice. Original articles on Post Traumatic Stress and Agent Orange have appeared since its first year of publication.

THE VETERAN still continues publication two times a year. Articles from recent issues are available below.

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From Back in the Day by Dennis Randall:

Back in the day, I was an active member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. I was one of the voices of the unwilling forced to fight another man's battle. Why should I wage war to oppose a person's choice of government? Political systems come and go, but nations endure. Freedom includes the right of a people to choose their own tyrants. Uncounted vigils and protests later, the war ended. I set aside my colors, but not my values. I did my best to blend-in politically as I campaigned successfully for political office in my dark red town. A few weeks ago my son took me to the old Weymouth Air Station a few miles south of Boston, Massachusetts. He wanted me to visit "The Wall That Heals," a scaled-down replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. I could not stop my tears as I stood before the display of names. Such a waste of beautiful lives. And for what? Was that war even necessary? I feed my family with products from Vietnam... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. The River Keeps Flowing by VVAW
  2. My 1968: Vietnam, RFK, the "Police Riot," and Nixon's Election by Joe Miller
  3. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  4. Notes From the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  5. Should Burns/Novick's "The Vietnam War" Have Won An Emmy? by Joe Miller
  6. Last Visit To Boonton High School by Ken Dalton
  7. Help Active Duty GIs with Medical and Mental Health by Stanley Campbell
  8. America's Modern Military: Who Serves and Who Doesn't by W. D. Ehrhart
  9. 1968 (poem) by Larry Kerschner
  10. Defense and the National Debt by John Ketwig
  11. Better Policy Starts with the Veteran's Voice by Brett W. Copeland
  12. Philly Area Combat Vets Have Lost a Great Ally and Mentor by Bill Perry
  13. Answering a Question (poem) by Larry Kerschner
  14. Photos from the Archives, Part 1 (photos) by VVAW
  15. How King's Words "Lived" In Chicago, 1968 by Dave Dellinger
  16. VVAW in Chicago, 1968 by Andrew Hunt
  17. Oleo Strut by Paul Donahue
  18. Each and Every Day, A Soldier's Lament (poem) by David Sandgrund
  19. Back in the Day by Dennis Randall
  20. 1968 Tet Offensive by Steven Curtis
  21. My Memories of Tet by Michael Peterson
  22. In the Chaos of Tet by Harry Wagner
  23. Moral Injury 24 X 7 (poem) by Mike Hastie
  24. ...Like a Tennis Match by John DeRose
  25. 5 Dead in Ol' Maryland (poem) by Dennis Serdel
  26. A World Leader's Demise (poem) by Gregory Ross
  27. Reconciliation by Martin Treat
  28. To My Great Uncle George (poem) by Paul Cameron
  29. Westchester County LST 1167: November 1, 1968 by Jim Wohlegemuth
  30. Easy Month by Marc Levy
  31. A Fulcrum Moment by Gregory Ross
  32. An Unforgettable Encounter in the Central Highlands: A USO Girl Remembers by Suzanne Cogan
  33. Been There Done That (poem) by Peter Mahoney
  34. We Did What We Could (poem) by rg cantalupo
  35. Wounds of War by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  36. A Shadow On Our Hearts by Daniel C. Lavery (reviewer)
  37. Scofflaw by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  38. Dead Letter File by Art Dorland (reviewer)
  39. Cat Hunter by Al Wellman
  40. Kuam Yin Weeps (poem) by David Sandgrund
  41. The Muscle Car Wars by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  42. The Train by Brian Prahl
  43. Peace Warriors by Joe Petzel
  44. Monday, 0300, Da Nang, Republic South Vietnam by Alan Goodin
  45. I Knew Him Once (poem) by David Sandgrund
  46. The Medevac (poem) by rg cantalupo
  47. Dreaming and Waking In A Yokohama Hospital, 1969 by rg cantalupo
  48. red, white and blue (poem) by Larry Kerschner
  49. Oxy, The Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  50. Photos from the Archives, Part 2 (photos) by VVAW
  51. Maggot Days: Thank You For Your Service. . . by Gerald R. Gioglio
  52. Don't Privatize the VA by Frank Toner
  53. Obedient Forgiveness (poem) by Mike Hastie
  54. Forever War by Allen Meece
  55. One Vet's View by Pat Finnegan
  56. Dodging the Bullets by Leon Wengrzyn
  57. It Is Time for The Government and Military to Be Held Accountable by Harry Wagner
  58. A Pencil Point by Gregory Ross
  59. 2PKEIKU: Disparate Thoughts on a War by John Crandell
  60. Nicaragua in Crisis by Louis De Benedette
  61. RECOLLECTIONS: i have arrived - i am home by Michael Orange
  62. Overheard in Afghanistan (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger


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