Bruce Springsteen's 'The Wall'

March 6, 2014

The mega rock star Bruce Springsteen was a crucial supporter of Vietnam Veterans of America during its early years. When the then-three-year-old organization was struggling financially in the summer of 1981, Springsteen turned over all…

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PTSD Rock Music Video

December 28, 2013

"Bodies stacking up from a killing spree then again it could all be in my head, my head. And every night is the same as every day, restless, it feels like it never ends."  …

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Writers Project on the Mall in D.C. on Veterans Day

November 6, 2013

Once again this Veterans Day (Monday, November 11) the Memorial Day Writers Project will have a tent on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.,  from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Members of the public are…

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'Finn, ' a Country Tune & 'Eve of Destruction'

September 25, 2013

  You can listen to Joe DeFilippo's well-produced, bouncy, country song "Finn, " which he wrote and performed with the R.J. Phillips Band, on YouTube at   The song, told in the first person by a…

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Memorial Day Writers' Project on the Mall

May 24, 2013

Once again this year---on Monday, May 27---the Memorial Day Writers' Project will set up its tent on the Mall close to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. And once again there will be an open mike for…

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Jack Murphy's New Song, 'The Promise'

February 13, 2013

Jack Murphy, a Vietnam veteran who served with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade in 1969-70, also is a singer songwriter. His latest tune, "The Promise, " has been getting a lot of attention.  He wrote…

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Composer and Conductor Butch Morris, 1947-2013

January 30, 2013

Lawrence "Butch" Morris, the acclaimed, pioneering jazz composer and conductor who served a tour of duty in the Vietnam War, died January 29 at the Fort Hamilton, N.Y., VA Medical Center. He was 65 and…

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Lem Genovese's latest CD: 'Righteous Reconnaissance'

September 19, 2012

Lem Genovese is a very talented singer/guitarist/songwriter who served in the Vietnam War in the Mekong Delta with the 1st Aviation Brigade and as a medic in the first Persian Gulf War with the 209th Med Clearing…

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Vietnam: There and Back CD

August 3, 2012

The new CD, Vietnam: There and Back ,   is a group of acoustic guitar, country-inflected tunes, all of which deal with the Vietnam War and Vietnam veterans. The songs---with titles such as "Incoming, "…

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Memorial Day Writers' Project on the Mall, 2012

May 23, 2012

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Lewe Barnett, 2006"] [/caption] On Monday, May 28, Memorial Day 2012, the Memorial Day Writer's Project one again is hosting a group of veteran writers, poets, songwriters, and singers--many of them…

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