Feature Films

Bob Hope Award to Dale Dye

August 29, 2018

Retired Marine Capt. Dale Dye--whom we profiled in the cover story of the May/June issue---will receive the 2018 Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment in October. The prestigious honor is sponsored by the Medal…

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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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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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‘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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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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Apocalypse Now: The Video Game

February 22, 2017

Word is that Francis Ford Coppola's company, American Zoetrope, is working on a video game based on his famed Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now. The company started a Kickstarter Campaign to raise $900,000 for the…

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Sydney Schanberg, 1934-2016

July 11, 2016

Sydney H. Schanberg, the former New York Times  war correspondent best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, died July 9 at age 82 . The story…

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S.F. Veterans Film Festival Submissions

July 7, 2016

The fifth annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival, which will take place at Koret Auditorium at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library on Saturday and Sunday November 12 and 13, is now accepting…

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Michael Cimino, 1939-2016

July 4, 2016

Michael Cimino, who won a Best Director Oscar for his highly acclaimed---and controversial--Vietnam War film, "The Deer Hunter, " died July 2  at age 77. That 1978 movie, starring Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken, follows…

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Michael Herr, 1940-2016

June 29, 2016

Michael Herr, the journalist and author best known for his Dispatches , his 1977 stylized book of Vietnam War reporting, died June 23 at age 76. Herr went to the war zone to write a series…

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