Feature Films

Dale Dye Continues to Gain Accolades

August 14, 2019

Retired Marine Capt. Dale Dye, who received the VVA Excellence in the Arts Award at the 1997 National Convention in Kansas City for all but re-inventing the art of military technology advising in Hollywood, received…

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Wes Studi to Receive Honorary Oscar

July 10, 2019

  Wes Studi, the celebrated American Indian actor and Vietnam War veteran best known for his powerful work in Dancing with Wolves and Last of the Mohicans, will receive an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture…

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‘Last Flag Flying’: A Hollywood Rarity

January 30, 2019

“Last Flag Flying” is a rarity these days: a big Hollywood movie with a strong Vietnam War theme. The movie, which came out in November 2017, has a big director—Richard (“Dazed and Confused”) Linklater; a…

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Author Query: Jayne Mansfield visit to Vietnam in 1967

January 18, 2019

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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Preview of New Book on Vietnam War POW Wives

November 24, 2018

St. Martin's Press has just released a video in which the author Heath Hardage Lee discusses her upcoming, ground-breaking book, The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to…

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Winston Groom on FDR, Churchill, and Stalin

November 7, 2018

Winston Groom, the writer and Vietnam War veteran best known for his best-selling novel Forest Gump and his Civil War histories, has just published The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance that Won…

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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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