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AUSA Graphic Novel on MOH Recipient Tibor Rubin

September 29, 2020

Tibor "Teddy" Rubin is the only Holocaust survivor to be awarded the Medal of Honor. He was freed from Mauthausen Concentration Camp, where his parents a sister died, by American G.I.s when World War II…

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Winston Francis Groom, Jr., 1943-2020

September 18, 2020

Winston Groom, the prolific writer best known as the creator of Forrest Gump, died September 17 in Fairhope, Alabama, his family announced. He was 77. No cause of death was given. Groom grew up in…

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Author Query: Jayne Mansfield Visit to Vietnam

September 6, 2020

Actor and author Erik Liberman is writing a book about the actress Jayne Mansfield and will include material about her visit to entertain the troops in Vietnam in 1967. If you were in-country when Mansfield…

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Author Query: Canadian Vietnam War Veterans Wanted

August 6, 2020

Fred Gaffen’s 1990 book, Unknown Warriors: Canadians in the Vietnam War, was based on input from a group of Canadian Vietnam War veterans who shared their in-country war experiences. Daniel Cunningham, who contributed to the…

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Complimentary New Daniel Inouye Graphic Novel

June 4, 2020

Medal of Honor: Daniel Inouye, a new graphic novel created by a team of accomplished comic book veterans---the writer Chuck Dixon and the illustrators Christopher Ivy, Peter Pantazis, and Troy Peteri---has just been published by the…

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Gooch’s ‘The Aviators’ Wins Award

May 27, 2020

  VVA life member Rex Gooch received a 2020 Independent Publisher Book Award bronze medal for his book, The Aviators: Stories of U.S. Army Helicopter Combat in the Vietnam War, 1971-72 on May 26.   The…

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Veteran Writers Wanted for D.C.-area Book Festival April 26

February 4, 2020

Dick Epstein, who for many years has coordinated the Memorial Day Writers' Project on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., would like to hear from Washington, D.C.-area veteran authors, poets, singer/songwriters, and musicians interested in…

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Author Query: Dogpatch & Da Nang Vietnam War Memories

January 18, 2020

Author and editor Michael Coffino is working with a Marine on his memoir, part of which deals with his time in recon during the Vietnam War. Coffino and the Marine are looking for Marines "with…

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An Evening with Tim O’Brien

October 17, 2019

The great Tim O'Brien is on a nationwide book tour for his first literary offering in seventeen years, Dad’s Maybe Book,  a non-fiction meditation on late fatherhood, war in general, and the Vietnam War and his…

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MacArthur Foundation Grant to Ocean Vuong

September 25, 2019

Every year, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation presents large financial grants to creative people--the so-called "Genius Grants." The Foundation recently announced this year's MacArthur Fellows, each of whom will receive $650,000 over…

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