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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 Thank You VVAW by Joe Petzel:

I was with the 3rd of the 5th Armored Cavalry, Vietnam, 1968 and 1969, stationed in I corp, near the DMZ. I was first a messenger, then a rear gunner on an armored personnel carrier. I returned home elated to be out of the insanity. I felt angry, full of rage, guilty, ashamed and depressed. It would take many years to realize I had depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I knew that anything I was going through was minor compared to the evil I had been part of in that war. The people of Vietnam were going through so much more than I could ever imagine. I had so much guilt and shame over my participation in the war. When I was drafted, I wanted to serve my country. I believed all the lies about defending our freedom. VVAW take over of the Nixon re-election headquarters indowntown Chicago. Joe Petzel, with the beard and glasses,seated next to the telephone... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. VVAW Still Teaching the American War in Vietnam: On Burns/Novick "The Vietnam War" by Joe Miller
  2. VVAW 50th Celebrations by VVAW
  3. Available Soon: VVAW 50 Years of Struggle by VVAW
  4. Fighting Racists Then and Now by Barry Romo
  5. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  6. Notes from the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty
  7. Anti-war Veterans Stand Up with Unions to Save the VA by Robert Clack
  8. VVAW Statement Read Outside Trump's American Legion Speech in Reno by Anthony Shafton
  9. What is History? by Jack Mallory
  10. Vietnam Memories by Dan New
  11. Support for Nazis is Not New to America by John Ketwig
  12. VVAW 50th Gatherings (photos) by VVAW
  13. Remembering Chukia Lawton by Mark Hartford
  14. Horace Coleman: May 4, 1943 - September 16, 2017 by The Coleman Family
  15. In Memory of Horace Coleman by W. D. Ehrhart
  16. Soul Wounds: Healing and True Peace by Daniel Corral
  17. Steve Somerstein - Presente! by Ben Chitty
  18. N. E. Scheppers, Remembered by John Crandell
  19. Photos from the Archives by VVAW
  20. Giong by Larry Craig (reviewer)
  21. Why I Support VVAW by Ray O'Loughlin
  22. Stars, Bars and Stripes: A History of Incarcerated Veterans Since Vietnam by Jason A. Higgins
  23. Taking a Knee for Peace: Recalling the Veterans Who Sat by Jerry Lembcke
  24. Walkin' the Talk (Therapy) by J. Michael Orange
  25. What I Knew of Him (poem) by Christine E. Black
  26. The Sound of PTSD by Gregory Ross
  27. Dancing in the Streets (poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
  28. Teaching and Traveling in Vietnam by Kim Scipes
  29. W.D. Ehrhart in Conversation by Sanford Kelson (reviewer)
  30. Hell No by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  31. Tree of Smoke by Shelley Masar (reviewer)
  32. 11 a.m. (poem) by Mary Ann Starus
  33. 21 Months, 24 Days by Dan Lavery (reviewer)
  34. Homage to Viet Vets (poem) by Jay Wenk
  35. Nothing Ever Dies by Steve Krug (reviewer)
  36. Hue 1968 by Jack Mallory (reviewer)
  37. Mary's Mosaic by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  38. Woofs of War! (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  39. A Vietnam Era Chicago Story by Joe Miller (reviewer)
  40. Ken Burns' "Vietnam": A Legacy for War as a "Noble Cause" by rg cantalupo (reviewer)
  41. Soldiers in Revolt by Alan Stolzer (reviewer)
  42. Renunciation by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  43. McNamara's Mistake by Hamilton Gregory
  44. Oxy, the Wise Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  45. When Veterans Protested the Vietnam War by Jan Barry
  46. Thank You VVAW by Joe Petzel
  47. Photos from the Archives: Early 1970s by VVAW
  48. It Still Hurts by Jim Wohlgemuth
  49. Remembering the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club 50 Years Later by Al Wellman
  50. Maggot Days by Gerald R. Gioglio
  51. A Letter From My Soul, A Letter From My Heart by Gregory Ross
  52. Bitch by Joseph Giannini
  53. In the Cross-hairs of Racism's Killing Zone, 1968 by rg cantalupo
  54. Scognamilio by Richard Brummett
  55. The Veteran is the Key to Peace by Stanley Campbell
  56. This is Peru by Louis De Benedette
  57. Living with War Everyday (poem) by Barry Reece
  58. Another Anti-War Poem (poem) by Roger Forkel
  59. RECOLLECTIONS: 1972 Republican Convention by William Shelton
  60. Trump's War (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger


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