Michael Hossack, 1946-2012

March 14, 2012

Michael Hossack, the long-time drummer for the classic rock band the Doobie Brothers, died March 12 after a long battle with cancer. He was 65 years old and served in the U.S. Navy during the…

Read More »

A Musical Tribute to Vietnam Veterans

February 24, 2012

Shelley Griffith, a Vietnam Era veteran who is a physician in Tennessee, has posted a music video of his song, "Beyond the Wall, " a tribute to Vietnam veterans, on YouTube . Dr. Griffith is…

Read More »

Bob Burns' 'Forgotten Heroes'

August 12, 2011

Bob Burns, who served two tours in Vietnam with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 128, has written and recorded "Forgotten Heroes, " a ballad that is a moving tribute to those of us who served in…

Read More »

"Doc" Hodo Named No. 1 St. Louis Folkie

July 11, 2011

VVA Life member Dennis "Doc" Hodo (above ) has been named the No. 1 folk singer in St. Louis on the web site (where you can also listen to twenty-two of his songs). Hodo,…

Read More »

Jimmy Cliff's 'Vietnam'

June 1, 2011

  On his current U.S. tour, Paul Simon, who is getting raves everywhere, has included his rendition of the venerable reggae singer Jimmy Cliff's bouncy but blunt antiwar song "Vietnam." Legend has it that Bob…

Read More »

May 21 PTSD Benefit Concert in Des Moines

May 17, 2011

The National Veterans Recovery Center Project, which is raising funds to build a nonprofit holistic treatment facility for veterans with PTSD on the site of the former VA Hospital facility in Knoxville, Iowa, will old…

Read More »

Billy Bang, 1947-2011

April 27, 2011

Billy Bang, a jazz violinist whose critically acclaimed 2001 album, "Vietnam: The Aftermath, " was inspired by his tour of duty as an Army draftee, died April 11 at his home in Harlem, New York,…

Read More »

Memorial Day Writers on the Mall in D.C.

April 15, 2011

The Memorial Day Writers’ Project open mike on the Mall--that's the Mall in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial---will take place this year from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 30. Vietnam War…

Read More »

Glory Denied – Opera in Arlington, Va.

March 30, 2011

Last November we reported on the new opera Glory Denied, which is based on the 2001 book of the same name by Tom Philpott. The book and opera tell the amazing story of Col. Floyd James “Jim”…

Read More »

Poets Ehrhart, Connolly Headline Wayne State Program

March 21, 2011

The Wayne Writers Forum and Wayne State University Student Services is sponsoring "A Salute to the Music and Literature of the Vietnam War Era, " featuring Vietnam veteran poet/essayist/memoirist W.D. Ehrhart (above) , beginning at…

Read More »