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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 My Last Few Days Across the Pond by David Sandgrund:

I am sitting in the radio shack and as usual it is very hot, the three small windows give almost no ventilation and the door to the sleeping quarters is closed so John can get some sleep. But tonight I don't care. Two days to go and this short-timer is outta here. Most of my stuff is stowed in my duffel. My flight is scheduled to leave Tan Son Nhut Airbase AM on the first. I have been in country for twelve months, ten of those on this radio Teletype machine. It is time to go home. Sketch by Steve Millard. Rumors have been flying around about a countrywide offensive by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese. Most of the soldiers don't believe a word, but those of us who have been working the radio room know that something is up. For the first time since I've been here, there have been a dozen messages in one day, most in the past three hours, now it's midnight, Jan 30th turning to Jan 31st, the Lunar New Year... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. 50 Years of VVAW by Joe Miller
  2. Reflections on My Recent Trip to Vietnam by Joan Davis
  3. VVAW 50th Anniversary by VVAW
  4. Editor's Note by VVAW
  5. 20 Years of The Veteran by Barry Romo
  6. 50 Years Since Dr. King's "Declaration of Independence" by Joe Miller
  7. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  8. Notes from the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  9. Gimme an "F" by Stephen Sinsley
  10. Memorial Day Memories by Pete Zastrow
  11. The Human Cost of War by Joseph Giannini
  12. Veterans and the Affordable Care Act: Why the Repeal Would be Devastating by Jen Tayabji
  13. Our Conundrum (poem) by Barry L. Reece
  14. No Thanks by Tom Dixon
  15. 50 Years Later - Reflections on the Vietnam War by Warren Hunt
  16. Trump Card (poem) by Susan R. Dewar
  17. VVAW, Then and Now by Al Donohue
  18. Carl Douglas Rogers, R.I.P. by Jan Barry
  19. Photos from the Archives by VVAW
  20. Three Stars by John Ketwig
  21. Ralph Kall R.I.P. by Stanley Campbell
  22. Remembering Tom Hayden by Carl Davidson
  23. Remembering a True American Hero by John Ketwig
  24. ...Another Brother by Louie DeBenedette
  25. National Guard Troops May Be Used to Round Up Aliens (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  26. Our Neighbor by Daniel Corral
  27. Boots (poem) by David Sandgrund
  28. LWA: Living While Angry by Gregory Ross
  29. Mr. President, Hear Our Pleas by Susan Schnall
  30. The New Agent Orange: Military Burn Pits in Afghanistan and Iraq by H. Patricia Hynes (reviewer)
  31. Stick Vet (cartoon) by Travis Landchild
  32. My Part in the War: 1968-1970 by Martin Treat
  33. Veterans Must Join the Poor People's Campaign for a New Winning Strategy by Rev. Shawna Foster
  34. Reporting Back on Standing Rock by Daniel Corral
  35. The Light Where Shadows End by Daniel Lavery (reviewer)
  36. The CIA as Organized Crime by Larry Craig (reviewer)
  37. Vietnam Dreams by R. G. Cantalupo (reviewer)
  38. Search & Destroy (poem) by R. G. Cantalupo
  39. Pearl Harbor Memories by Michael Nelson
  40. The CIA and the Phoenix Poem by Sanford Kelson (reviewer)
  41. T-rump Preamble (poem) by Michael McGraw
  42. Fight Song (poem) by Michael McGraw
  43. Changes: The Coming of Age in the South During the Vietnam War by Dr. Bob Vadas (reviewer)
  44. Photos from the Archives Part 2 by VVAW
  45. Long Way Out by Daniel Lavery (reviewer)
  46. Vietnam: A History of the War by Allen Meece (reviewer)
  47. A War Hero - and a Peace Hero by Hamilton Gregory (reviewer)
  48. Making America Great Again (poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
  49. The Campaign to Demilitarize Public Schools by Gerald R. Gioglio (reviewer)
  50. Oxy, the Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  51. My Lai Massacre Anniversary by Mike Hastie
  52. Stick Vet, part 2 (cartoon) by Travis Landchild
  53. Unspeakable by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  54. Destroyer (poem) by Allen Meece
  55. The Girl in the Picture (poem) by Doug Rawlings
  56. My Last Few Days Across the Pond by David Sandgrund
  57. Stick Vet, part 3 (cartoon) by Travis Landchild
  58. Trump Moves the Doomsday Clock Closer to Midnight by Harry Petrequin
  59. This is Where We Have Come by Jim Wohlgemuth
  60. Stick Vet - Introducing Chick Vet (cartoon) by Travis Landchild
  61. RECOLLECTIONS: Nixon's Revenge by Steve Miller
  62. Trump Budget (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger


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