Arts of War

‘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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In the Works: New, Unique Vietnam War Doc by Ron Osgood

January 3, 2018

"Just like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides" is the title of a new, unique documentary that is the result of more than a few years of work by filmmaker and Vietnam War veteran…

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Hiep Thi Le, 1971-2017

December 27, 2017

Hiep Thi Le, the Vietnamese-born actress best known for her starring role in the 1993 Oliver Stone film, Heaven and Earth, died December 19 of stomach cancer in Los Angeles at age 46. She was…

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Tee Shirt Fundraiser for VVA

December 1, 2017

Former Marine Cpl. Ron Irwin is working on a play entitled, “51-50: The Play - One Man's Story About the Vietnam War.” It is “meant to be mainly dark comedy, but also reveals some insight…

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New National Archives ‘Remembering Vietnam’ Exhibit

November 11, 2017

Yes, those are Vietnam War era helicopters parked on the grounds of the National Archives of the United States in Washington. The three choppers were installed November 6 outside the imposing Archives building on Constitution…

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Student Query: Vietnam Veterans and the News Media

November 9, 2017

A high school student in the Netherlands, Vibeke Gootzen, is working on a thesis on the impact of the news media on the course of the Vietnam War. She will be continuing that field of…

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Henry Threadgill Performs in NYC in November – Vietnam Vets Invited

October 27, 2017

The renowned Pulitzer-Prize-winning jazz composer Henry Threadgill will be performing mixed media pieces in two venues in New York City in mid-November: on November 17 at 7:30 p.m at the Tilton Gallery (8 E. 76th St.), and on November 18…

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In Search of Info on July 30, 1970 Vietnam War KIAs

October 18, 2017

Andoni Garcia, a Spanish military veteran, has undertaken a project to honor the American service personnel who died on the day he was born, July 30, 1970 (or later from wounds received that day). He…

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Viet Nguyen Receives a MacArthur “Genius” Grant

October 11, 2017

The MacArthur Foundation today announced the twenty-four 2017 recipients of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the so-called “genius” grants. These $625,000 stipends are given with no strings attached to writers, artists, scientists, and other creative people. The…

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