Arts of War

‘Dateline-Saigon’: What’s Old is New Again

July 18, 2020

Dateline-Saigon has been making the rounds of film festivals since 2017. This documentary—released by First Run Features on iTunes, Amazon, and on DVD on July 14, 2020—zeroes in on five young newspaper correspondents who covered…

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Komunyakaa on ‘Da Five Bloods’

July 17, 2020

Yusef Komunyakaa, the renowned poet who served a 1969-70 Vietnam War tour of duty as an Army journalist with the Americal Division's Southern Cross newspaper, gives his take on Da Five Bloods, the new Spike…

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Charlie Daniels, 1936-2020

July 7, 2020

The famed country music singer and fiddler Charlie Daniels, an early supporter of Vietnam Veterans of America, died yesterday (July 6, 2020) after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke at age 83. Daniels, who was voted into…

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Mark Glamack, 1947-2020

June 25, 2020

Mark Glamack, one of Hollywood's top animators, and a Vietnam War veteran, died May 29 at age 73. He was drafted into the Army and served as a medic in Vietnam, and died of complications of…

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There’s a Lot Going on in Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’

June 12, 2020

Review by Marc Leepson, Arts Editor and Senior Writer It’s no coincidence that six songs from Marvin Gaye’s 1971 album, “What’s Going On,” including the anthem-like title tune, are part of the soundtrack of Spike…

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Complimentary New Daniel Inouye Graphic Novel

June 4, 2020

Medal of Honor: Daniel Inouye, a new graphic novel created by a team of accomplished comic book veterans---the writer Chuck Dixon and the illustrators Christopher Ivy, Peter Pantazis, and Troy Peteri---has just been published by the…

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Gooch’s ‘The Aviators’ Wins Award

May 27, 2020

  VVA life member Rex Gooch received a 2020 Independent Publisher Book Award bronze medal for his book, The Aviators: Stories of U.S. Army Helicopter Combat in the Vietnam War, 1971-72 on May 26.   The…

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Memorial Day Writers Project Goes Virtual

May 25, 2020

The Memorial Day Writers Project, which has held readings by veterans in its tent on the Mall in Washington, D.C., since 1993, just announced that the show will go on this year, although not in…

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Blackhorse Regiment Podcast Online

April 28, 2020

You can now listen to a new interview with Donald Snedeker, in which he discusses his new book, The Blackhorse in Vietnam: The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia, 1966-1972, on AUSA's Army Matters podcast.…

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Glenna Goodacre, 1939-2020

April 15, 2020

Glenna Goodacre, the sculptor best known for creating the statue that is the centerpiece of the Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington, D.C., died April 13 of natural causes in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was…

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