It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-six years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
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From the National Office
From where we are now, there is more in the rearview mirror than looking out the windshield.
As time marches forward, not all of our comrades stay with us. In this issue, a few more obits for folks who have passed - from the nationally known t...|
Taken from "While Comrades Fade, Hard Lessons Remain" by Bill Branson Read More
View the 1971 50th Anniversary Pages and Guestbook
Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Cornelius Hawkridge Obituary by John Ketwig:
I am sad to report the passing of Cornelius Hawkridge, who I consider to be one of the few true heroes of our American war in Vietnam. Mr. Hawkridge was 95 years old, and a resident in an assisted living facility in Missouri. He was somewhat of a recluse, a fugitive from his past, but he was also my friend.
A book, The Greedy War by James Hamilton-Paterson, tells Hawkridge's story. I consider The Greedy War (British title A Very Personal War) to be the best book I've ever found about the war in Vietnam. It took me a long time to find a copy, back in the days before the internet. Time after time, used bookstores that offered search services would try for weeks or months, and ultimately tell me, "It's suppressed. There are certain books the government doesn't want you to read, and they disappear. I'm sorry, but I can't find one." I found it hard to believe in "the land of the free" where freedom of the press is at the very top of the Bill of Rights.... Read More
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