Arts of War

‘Ashes are Ashes,’ a Play by Mike Thompson

September 7, 2021

Ashes are Ashes is a short, one-act play dealing with loss, remembrance, and brotherhood written by Mike Thompson, who served as a medic in the Vietnam War in 1966-67. Thompson worked with the 20th Preventive Medicine…

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Wild Bill Donovan in WWI Digital Graphic Novel from AUSA

August 17, 2021

The Association of the United States Army's latest Medal of Honor graphic novel tells the relatively little-known World War I story of William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan, who is best known for starting the Office…

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‘The Last Thing We Ever Do’ CD by and about Vietnam War Veterans

August 14, 2021

“The Last Thing We Ever Do,” an album of songs based on the experiences of Vietnam War veterans, was released Aug. 8 by Warrior Songs, a nonprofit that helps veterans heal from post-war trauma through the…

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‘Peace on Earth,’ Award-Winning WWI play by VVA Member Kurt Hyde

August 12, 2021

Peace on Earth: The Christmas Truce of 1914, is a one-act play, written in 2014 by Kurt Hyde. The play, one of the winners of the 2015 Denton Community Theater Method and Madness New Play…

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Two Vietnam War Veteran Artists on Display in new Exhibition in Tennessee

August 8, 2021

The Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center in Hendersonville, Tennessee, is running a new, popular, original art exhibition this summer, "Vietnam: 2 Soldiers. 2 Artists. 2 Journeys. Then & Now." It opened June 20 and has been…

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David Willson, 1942-2021

July 9, 2021

David Willson, one of the most prolific and accomplished Vietnam War veteran writers, died July 6 at his home in Maple Valley, Washington, at age 79 of multiple myeloma, which was caused by his exposure…

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John Sacret Young, 1946-2021

June 24, 2021

John Sacret Young, the writer and TV and movie producer best known for being the co-creator of the pioneering TV show, China Beach, died June 3 at age 75 from brain cancer. Young and William Broyles Jr.--a…

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Latest MOH Graphic Novel from AUSA: The 1st Recipient, Jacob Parrott

June 15, 2021

The Association of the United States Army today released its latest graphic novel, Medal of Honor: Jacob Parrott. You can read it digitally or download a free copy at Parrott, a young private in the 33rd…

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Memorial Day Writers’ Project on Zoom, May 31

May 30, 2021

The 28th biannual Memorial Day Writers' Project open mic reading will be held remotely this year via Zoom on May 31, from 11:30 a.m. Eastern time till 5:30. If you'd like to participate with your original…

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National Memorial Day Concert to feature Diane Carlson Evans

May 29, 2021

This year's National Memorial Day Concert, which airs on PBS stations nationwide at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, May 30, includes a tribute to  American nurses who served in the Vietnam War. Among those…

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