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Taken from Three Stars by John Ketwig:

"Look up in the sky, up towards the north. There are three new stars brightly shining forth. They're shining oh — so bright from heaven above. Gee, we're gonna miss you, everybody sends their love." Dave Cline (center), Charles Liteky(right - holding banner), 1989. Those words, from the song "Three Stars," were composed by one Tommy Dee (Thomas Donaldson) in 1959 as a tribute to Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson who were killed in a plane crash earlier that year. The event was also remembered as "The day the music died" in Don McLean's classic 1972 song "American Pie." I readily admit that I am overly influenced by the truths and insights so abundant in the popular music of the sixties and seventies. I was overjoyed when Bob Dylan was recently awarded a Nobel Prize in literature for the lyrics of his life's work.... Read More

Also 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