Wallace Terry, known to his many friends as Wally, was an award-winning journalist, news commentator and best-selling author who made his professional reputation covering the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement for Time magazine. Terry, who died in 2003, is best-known for his internationally acclaimed book, Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans , which came out in 1985 and remains a classic in the Vietnam War nonfiction literary canon. Bloods was named Best Book of the Year by The Baltimore Sun, a Notable Book by The New York Times , was honored by 52 cities and states and by the U.S. Congress and by Vietnam Veterans of America, with the President’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1989.
Wally Terry was a good friend of Vietnam Veterans of America. A strong VVA supporter and a regular contributor to The VVA Veteran , he also was the primary organizer of VVA’s stellar academic conference, Rendezvous With War, which was held at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 2000.
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