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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 Grave Removal in Northern Quang Tri Province, late 1966 by Paul Nichols:

Early during my tour of duty in I Corps, I was sent to the outskirts, barely within the coiled concertina wire perimeter to guard Vietnamese peasants while they dug up remnants of buried family members. Ominous tree lines stared from across a rice paddy expanse. "Our" battalion area was in the expansion process on their land. Many Vietnamese graves located in this area of the Dong Ha combat base had been indiscriminately bulldozed away, causing diplomatic concerns somewhere up the line between South Vietnamese and US governments. To help appease such concerns, grave removal was ordered when possible under close guard by Marines of the 3rd Engineer Battalion. As I stood near them with my rifle in hand, carefully watching their every move, I had no empathy for what they were forced to do. I did not know of ancestor reverence which, linked to ancient Confucian beliefs, was of monumental importance to Vietnamese culture... Read More

In This Issue:

  1. VVAW Library Project Updates - Spring 2023 by Chuck Theusch
  2. While Comrades Fade, Hard Lessons Remain by Bill Branson
  3. Memories of Marty by VVAW
  4. Fraggin' by Bill Shunas
  5. Updates from Across the Pond by John Lindquist
  6. Going AWOL by rg cantalupo
  7. Mekong Medicine by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  8. At Smedley Butler's Grave (poem) by W. D. Ehrhart
  9. Afterwards (poem) by Woody Powell
  10. Dan Ellsberg: A Personal Reflection by W. D. Ehrhart
  11. Ninth Solidarity Tour to Vietnam by Veterans of the American War by Nadya Williams
  12. Please Come to Chicago: Notes on the 2023 Veteran Art Triennial and Summit by Walter Nygard
  13. Passing Time: Memoir of a Vietnam Veteran Against the War by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  14. My Road to "Spookville" by Joe Miller
  15. My Young Friend An by Tony Cokely
  16. I Am the Wall (poem) by Hurf Sheldon
  17. America and Vietnam, 1954 to 1963: The Road to War by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  18. If You Ain't Cheatin', You Ain't Tryin' by John Zutz (reviewer)
  19. Photos from the VVAW Archives by VVAW
  20. MASH Doctor in Vietnam by Steve Krug (reviewer)
  21. What We Teach by Alan Donohue
  22. Putin's War Strategy (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  23. Fifty Years Ago by Allen Meece
  24. The Sixth Extinction (poem) by Woody Powell
  25. Alone With Just Numbers (poem) by David Connolly
  26. Corn, Coal & Yellow Ribbons by Susan Dixon (reviewer)
  27. Sunlight on Brass (poem) by Marc Levy
  28. Nice To Be Special (poem) by Rich Peters
  29. Wounded Knee (poster) by VVAW
  30. VVAW Remembers Native American Struggle by Ann Hirschman
  31. Wounded Knee Bust by VVAW
  32. 1973: A Year of Unity and of Struggle by VVAW
  33. The Horror, The Horror . . . by Ed White (reviewer)
  34. And Then Your Soul Is Gone by Jim Wohlgemuth (reviewer)
  35. Southern Voices by Susan Dixon (reviewer)
  36. Coyote Weather by John Ketwig (reviewer)
  37. Dear John by Edward Hagerty (reviewer)
  38. Putin Promoting Russian Adoptions of Captured Ukrainian Orphans (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  39. VA Admission (poem) by Jan Barry
  40. Oxy, The Smart Bomb (cartoon) by Billy X. Curmano
  41. More Photos From the VVAW Archives by VVAW
  42. A Tribute to John Prados by Ellen Pinzur
  43. Louis De Benedette, ¡Presente! by VVAW
  44. Memories of Steve Klinkhammer by John Zutz
  45. Cornelius Hawkridge Obituary by John Ketwig
  46. In Russia Everyone is Reading Orwell's Ninteen Eighty-four (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger
  47. Grave Removal in Northern Quang Tri Province, late 1966 by Paul Nichols
  48. From Dealey Plaza to Gulf of Tonkin by John Crandell
  49. Keep Singing by George Critch
  50. Letter to the Editor by Rashid Patch
  51. Some Things You Never Forget. . .Or Forgive by Roger Quindel
  52. Ammunition (cartoon) by Jeff Danziger