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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 Beautiful Nicaragua by Louis DeBenedette:

Beautiful Nicaragua: I spent the latter part of July with Sandinista veteran Walter Paz and others in Managua. On July 19, we joined maybe half a million people to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution. On July 23, Walter and I went to Boaco, 60 miles north of Managua, to visit the widow of a very dear friend, Antonio Oporta Mejia, who died January 17, 2017. Paralyzed by a contra round, Antonio belonged to the Organización de Revolucionarios Deshabilitados (ORD), which I met in 1988 on the Veterans Peace Convoy. I now have my own ORD membership card, something you cannot buy. I had only met Antonio's widow Estela by phone before; she is still a militant Sandinista. I continue to help as I can, especially now that our President is promising voters in Florida that he will promote regime change in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. Forever Wars Demand Forever Opposition by Bill Branson
  2. Report: The VVAW Thanh Binh School Library Project by Chuck Theusch
  3. Thanks to Ellie Shunas by VVAW
  4. Letter to the Editor by Edward Damato
  5. Notes from the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  6. What Makes a Man (poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
  7. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  8. Mallory's Musings by Jack Mallory
  9. The Old Monk (poem) by David Sangrund
  10. The Story of a Memorial by Dennis Tribble
  11. Memorial Day 2019 by James Christner
  12. Veterans Day Thoughts by Jim Murphy
  13. Carnage and Guilt by Tom Gery
  14. On Campus After the War by Dan New
  15. "Dear John" by Steven Curtis
  16. VVAW and Friends by Nick Werle
  17. The Backwash of War by Steve Krug (reviewer)
  18. Maude and Me - A Reminiscence by Annie Luginbill
  19. Recollections of Maude DeVictor by Barry Romo
  20. Maude DeVictor, R.I.P. by Ann Bailey as told to John Zutz
  21. James Duffy Remembered by Edward Damato
  22. An Ode to Survival (poem) by Knute Niehoff
  23. Larsen J. "Lars" Prip: Presente by Stanley Campbell
  24. My Junior Year Abroad in Vietnam and What I Learned by Bill Thompson
  25. The Forever War by Barry Reece
  26. Letter to the Wall by Le Ly Hayslip
  27. Dragonshead by John Bromer (reviewer)
  28. Reluctant Soldier, Uneasy Veteran by Larry Kerschner (reviewer)
  29. Enemies to Partners by Alan Batten (reviewer)
  30. A Discomforting Letter From A Comfortable Town by Marc Levy
  31. With Nixon in the Underworld (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  32. Photos from the Archives by VVAW
  33. Talking Vietnam by Jan Barry (reviewer)
  34. Thank You for Your Service by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  35. Another Brother by Larry Kerschner (reviewer)
  36. Vietnam Reconsidered by John Zutz (reviewer)
  37. A Poet's Awakening by John Crandell (reviewer)
  38. Killing From the Inside Out by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  39. Passing in Front of the Flag by Larry Craig (reviewer)
  40. Lost in Vietnam by Minnie Warburton (reviewer)
  41. A Very Personal View of Vietnam by Ed White (reviewer)
  42. Walking in Havana by Ann Hirschman (reviewer)
  43. Poisoned Fruit of JFK's Assassination by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  44. The Myths That Masked An Imperialist War by Woody Woodruff (reviewer)
  45. The Man Who Fell From the Sky by Patrick McCann (reviewer)
  46. Memories of a Vietnam Veteran by Ed Vail (reviewer)
  47. Oxy, the Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  48. Monument to Stupidity #1 Sponsorship opportunity by Billy X. Curmano
  49. I Started Learning the Real History of Vietnam by Mike McCain as told to Richard Stacewicz
  50. Fifty-five Years Ago: Into the American War Against Vietnam by Joe Miller
  51. Chapter Three: The Child by Paul J. Giannone
  52. More Photos from the Archives by VVAW
  53. Soft Targets - Part Three by Joseph Giannini
  54. Beautiful Nicaragua by Louis DeBenedette
  55. The Pizza Man by Peter Mahoney
  56. The Base (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger

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