Feature Films

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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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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