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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 Life in the VVAW National Office by Pete Zastrow:

I got back from Vietnam at the end of 1969. I connected with VVAW in 1970. My home was Ft. Thomas, Kentucky and I belonged to the Cincinnati VVAW chapter and eventually became the Coordinator for what we called MOINKWVAPA, which was Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania. I don't remember all of them. I started working on the paper when I came to Chicago after being elected to the National Office in 1973. I moved into the VVAW Collective house at 827 Newport. We all did newspaper. We had meetings and decided who was going to write what. Sam Schorr was our layout expert at the time. There wasn't a lot of "everything else" because we wrote the articles and then two of us, mostly, typed them and gave them to Sam, and he put them together. He did all of the, what do you call it, whatever work it's called when you make up the page. I think I replaced Barry Romo. He left to go work on the Gary Lawton case... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. We Must Continue the Fight for a Better World! by Bill Branson
  2. Update: The VVAW Thanh Binh School Library Project by Chuck Theusch
  3. Purple Heart: The Shrapnel Inside My Heart (poem) by r g cantalupo
  4. Notes from the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  5. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  6. Public Misled on Afghanistan War by John Ketwig
  7. Revenge? You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet. (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  8. Wounds of War by Denny Riley (reviewer)
  9. I'm A Vet, But Not A Hero by Jack Mallory
  10. Coming Home Again by Dan New
  11. Our VA is Threatened by John Ketwig
  12. A VA Excursion During Lockdown by John Zutz
  13. VVAW Patches by Barry Romo
  14. The Waiting Devastation of Landmines by Paul Nichols
  15. The History of VVAW National Newspapers by Barry Romo
  16. Memories of Operation RAW by Joseph Bangert
  17. Life in the VVAW National Office by Pete Zastrow
  18. Snapshot: Saigon 1994 by Marc Levy
  19. The Medic At Dawn (poem) by Marc Levy
  20. The Veteran Art Movement Joins Iraqi Artists in Calling on MOMA to Divest from Toxic Philanthropy by Kevin Basl
  21. Wag the Dog (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  22. The Wall (poem) by Dennis Serdel
  23. Federal Veterans' Benefits Located At The Washington DC Mall - Winter 1971(poem) by Jim Murphy
  24. Almost Dust by Jim Wohlgemuth
  25. Parva Mundi by Marc Levy
  26. The Flight Home by Teri Saya
  27. Portrait of the Artist as Political Prisoner by Billy X. Curmano
  28. The Little Girl at My Door by Jack Mallory
  29. Photos from the Archives by VVAW
  30. Flowers are STILL Better Than Bullets by Laurel Krause
  31. Live Rounds by Donald McNamara
  32. Off to War (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  33. Tin Soldiers and Nixon's Coming by Bonnie J. Caracciolo
  34. Kent State Laments by Chuck Aswell
  35. I Will Never Forget by Philip J. Zamora
  36. Changing a Vote by Susan R. Dixon
  37. Who'll Stop the Rain by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  38. No Where Man by John Zutz (reviewer)
  39. The Mountain Song by Bonnie J. Caracciolo (reviewer)
  40. The Empty Shield by John Bromer (reviewer)
  41. Flashback by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  42. US Military: Incompetence, Hubris, and Denial by Ed White (reviewer)
  43. Obama's Unending Wars by Ed Hagerty (reviewer)
  44. Donny Dump Draft Dodger 1966 by Bill Johnston
  45. Oxy, the Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  46. The Roots of VVAW - Part 1 by Jan Barry as told to Richard Stacewicz
  47. a military mythology (poem) by Larry Kerschner
  48. More Photos from the Archives by VVAW
  49. 2015: At Vietnam's 40th Anniversary of Independence Day Parade (poem) by r g cantalupo
  50. From Pennridge to Vietnam: What I Knew and Didn't Know by W. D. Ehrhart
  51. Young Man Goes To War by Allen Leonard Meece
  52. Lethal Betrayal: The Purple Heart We Never Got (poem) by Mike Hastie
  53. Kill Today, So Tomorrow Will Not Come (excerpt) by r g cantalupo
  54. Invisible Wounds - Part 1 by Joseph Giannini
  55. What Are the Odds? by Patrick Finnegan
  56. America First! (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger

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