Vint Lawrence, 1939-2016

May 2, 2016

  Vint Lawrence , who after getting drafted into the Army in 1960 was recruited into the CIA and worked with Gen. Vang Pao 's anti-communist guerrilla forces in Laos from 1962-64, died April 9. He…

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‘Unsung Heroes’ Art Exhibit in Boston

February 10, 2016

In honor of  Black History Month, the Boston Public Library's Grove Hall Branch today is opening a special exhibit, "Triumph! Unsung Black Veterans in U.S. History (Duty-Sacrifice-Honor)." Curated by Haywood Fennell, who served in the…

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The Photography of Muhammad Abdus-Sabur in NYC

November 14, 2015

"Retreat" "Fruit Harmony"   The current exhibition at the Agora Gallery in New York City is an impressive selection of photography by the painter and photographer by Muhammad Abdus-Sabur , who---among many other things---served in the U.S.…

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Giving Peace a Chance

April 24, 2015

The Peace Mural Foundation in Miami is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War with a exhibit that focuses on world peace and ending war. It opens today and runs through…

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Wartorn Heart by Kathleen Trew Swazuk

March 22, 2015

Kathleen Trew Swazuk was an Army nurse at the 93rd  EVAC Hospital in Long Binh during her 1969-70 tour of duty in the Vietnam War. Her "scars have taken years to heal, " she writes in Wartorn…

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Maya Lin Receives Gish Prize

March 16, 2015

Maya Lin---he artist, sculptor and environmental artist best known as the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial---received the 21st annual $300, 000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in November. The prestigious award recognizes architects, musicians, playwrights, directors,…

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Neil Leinwohl Exhibit Opening in NYC

December 23, 2014

Neil Leinwohl served as a U.S. Army photographer in Vietnam. These days Leinwohl is an artist working in acrylic and oil. The latest exhibit of his work, entitled "Pathway to Abstraction, " opens today, December…

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Kill for Peace by Matthew Israel

December 16, 2014

Matthew Israel's Kill for Peace: American Artists Against the Vietnam War (University of Texas Press, 278 pp., $29.95, paper) fills the space that was left by Lucy Lippard’s A Different War:  Vietnam in Art  and…

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'No Man Left Behind' Statues Unveiled at Camps Lejeune and Pendleton

November 12, 2014

Two copies of "No Man Left Behind, " a striking ten-foot-tall bronze monument created by the artist and sculptor John Phelp s, were dedicated today outside of the Wounded Warrior Battalion (East) Hope and Care…

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The Living Memorial Sculpture Garden in Calif.

May 9, 2014

Back in 1988 a group of veterans in Northern California got together and founded the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden. The veterans convinced the U.S. Park Service to help them honor those who have served in…

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