Arts of War

Student Looking for Battle of Hue Marines

April 18, 2018

Michaeal Ceranic, a history major at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania, is writing his senior thesis on the 1968 Battle of Hue during the Tet Offensive. In conjunction with that endeavor, he would like to interview…

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Lee Ermey, 1944-2018

April 17, 2018

Lee Ermey, the veteran character actor and former Marine best known for portraying the world's scariest drill instructor in Stanley Kubrick’s famed 1987 Vietnam War film “Full Metal Jacket,” died April 15 in Santa Monica,…

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Writer’s Query: Former VN War Pilots in Europe

April 4, 2018

Emmanuel Coris, who is writing an article for a French aviation magazine, is trying to contact former American pilots who flew in the Vietnam War who are living in Europe--and who have photos of their…

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Top Ten Vietnam War Movies – a List

April 4, 2018

On Vietnam War Veterans Day last week Military Times posted a list of the Top 10 Vietnam War movies---the flicks that they "consider best tell the story of those who went through hell, both abroad and…

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G.I. Vietnam War Photography

March 29, 2018

To commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day, today's one-hour B&H Photography Podcast contains two photography-related interviews dealing with the war and its veterans. The first is with Vietnam veteran David Parks, who wrote G.I. Diary, a…

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May Screening in D.C. of ‘Vietnam: An Inner View’ doc

March 28, 2018

The new documentary film, "Vietnam: An Inner View," will have its Atlantic Coast premiere on Thursday, May 24, at the Avalon Theatre in Washington, D.C. There will be two screenings of the film, which the…

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POW Wives Exhibit in Colorado Springs

March 13, 2018

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum on March 24 will open "The League of Wives: Vietnam's POWs/MIAs Allies & Advocates," a special exhibit that honors the work of the women married to Vietnam War POWs who…

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Joiner Institute Under Threat

March 7, 2018

The William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences at University of Massachusetts' Boston campus, which has been doing great work for decades, may be losing its funding. Formerly known as the…

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‘The Post’: A Vietnam War Story

January 15, 2018

A Review by Marc Leepson - VVA Veteran Arts Editor and Senior Writer   It’s not every day that a big Hollywood movie opens with an in-country Vietnam War combat scene. In fact, it’s a rarity…

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Kathleen Galvin’s War Poetry

January 10, 2018

Kathleen Galvin, the daughter of the late U.S. Army Gen. John R. Galvin, recently published an installment of five poems drawing on her father’s wartime journals in Xavier Review, a literary magazine. Gen. Galvin, who…

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