Arts of War

Kickstarting a Vietnam War Novel

September 20, 2017

Adam Berenbak has begun a Kickstarter campaign to help his father, a Vietnam War veteran, publish a novel he wrote, Under The Jackfruit Tree, which deals with the Vietnam War. "He never published the novel, and,…

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The Ken Burns Documentary – A Review

September 16, 2017

By Marc Leepson Arts Editor, The VVA Veteran Ten years in the making. A reported budget of $30 million. A crew of dozens. That’s what I knew about “The Vietnam War,” the ten-part, eighteen-hour documentary…

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Author Query: Candy Stories

September 13, 2017

Curtis Vreeland is currently working on a book called “Candy Goes to War,” which will look at  how chocolate, candy, and gum (normally symbols of peace) have been used to sustain troops in war zones.…

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A Video Look at the U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Artist Program

September 5, 2017

You can watch "The Art of War," an interesting and informative short (nine minute and 24-second) video that features interviews with two former U.S. Army Vietnam War combat artists, Stephen Randall and James Pollock. The…

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Henry Threadgill at Lincoln Center: VVA Members Invited

August 24, 2017

The renowned jazz musician Henry Threadgill will be doing two concerts, on September 22 and 23, at Rose Theater in Lincoln Center in New York City. Titled “The Pulitzer Nights,” the concerts will highlight the…

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Ukrainian-American Vietnam War Veterans Info Wanted

August 4, 2017

For a historical novel he is writing, the Ukrainian author Ivan Korsaki is looking for information about the participation of people of Ukrainian descent in the Vietnam War. "We would be extremely grateful for materials on the…

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N.Y. and N.J. Battle of Hue Veterans Wanted

August 3, 2017

FiOS1 News in New York is planning to take a group of veterans from New Jersey, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley region of New York who served in Hue during the 1968 Tet…

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‘Brief Exorcisms’ Spoken Word Recording by Richard Katu

August 2, 2017

You can listen to retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard J. Koeteeuw ("Richard Katu") read the poems on three of his albums under the general title, "Brief Exorcisms, War and Service" on the website…

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New POW Wives Exhibit at Dole Institute in Kansas

July 20, 2017

“The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies and Advocates.” That’s the title of a compelling special exhibit now on view (through December 31) at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of…

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Researcher Query: The Things We Ate

July 7, 2017

Aqsa Bashir, a researcher and Ph.D. student at the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, is working on her dissertation on developing a cancer awareness campaign focused on Vietnam War veterans, particularly those…

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