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  • Arts of War on the Web » Music
    read Robert McNamara says he s sorry In the CD s liner notes Springsteen explains how he came to write the song and the real person whose name is on The Wall who inspired the song The song he wrote is something I d played on stage a few times and remains very close to my heart The title and idea were Joe Grushecky s then the song appeared after his wife Patti and I made a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington The song Springsteen said was inspired by my memories of Walter Cichon Walter was one of the great early Jersey Shore rockers who along with his brother Ray one of my early guitar mentors led the The Motifs a local rock band who were always a head above everybody else Raw sexy and rebellious they were the heroes you aspired to be But these were heroes you could touch speak to and go to with your musical inquiries Cool but always accessible they were an inspiration to me and many young working musicians in 1960s central New Jersey Though my character in The Wall is a Marine Walter was actually in the Army A Company 3rd Battalion 8th Infantry He was the first person I ever stood in the presence of who was filled with the mystique of the true rock star Walter Cichon went missing in action in Kontum South Vietnam on March 30 1968 He remains listed as MIA from the Vietnam War He still performs somewhat regularly in my mind the way he stood dressed held the tambourine the casual cool the free ness Springsteen said The man who by his attitude his walk said you can defy all this all of what s here all of what you ve been taught taught to fear to love and you ll still be alright His was a terrible loss to us his loved ones and the local music scene I still miss him Posted on March 6th 2014 in Music PTSD Rock Music Video 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 Those are the opening lines of Hey You the first music video by the power rock trio the Black Moods The song and video deals with a young recent war veteran self medicating to try to deal with a case of post traumatic stress disorder From the video Posted on December 28th 2013 in Music Writers Project on the Mall in D C on Veterans Day 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 invited to come by and share stories poems and songs Already on the schedule are Jonathan Myer Dick Morris

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/blog/category/music/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Arts of War on the Web » ‘American Boys’ Wins Big Book Honor
    literary agents to take on a Vietnam War book Esola said This story is important to a lot of people Escola s article The Continuing Tragedy of the USS Frank E Evans appeared in the July August print issue of The VVA Veteran Comments Off on American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Posted on October 15th 2015 in Book News History Honors and Prizes Vietnam War Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 June 2013

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/blog/honors-and-prizes/american-boys-wins-big-book-honor/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Arts of War on the Web » Eddie Adams’ Enduring Vietnam War Photos
    photo whether it be the still of a murder or the animation in the eyes of a movie star said former Parad e magazine editor in chief Walter Anderson a Vietnam veteran who received the VVA Excellence in the Arts Award at the 2015 National Convention He is eclectic incomparable and cantankerous He is unyielding in the pursuit of excellence Adams in Vietnam during the war Comments Off on Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Posted on October 10th 2015 in Art Exhibits Photography Vietnam War Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/blog/photography/eddie-adams-enduring-vietnam-war-photos/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Arts of War on the Web » Photography
    husbands girlfriends boyfriends other family members pets etc I am also willing to digitize hard copy snapshots if vets want to participate but need help The hope is that by exploring the snapshots taken by service members into war zones and overseas we can learn more about the intimate and daily experiences of conflict and the relationship between war and love hope longing desire frustration admiration and nostalgia For more info email personalpinupproject gmail com and please mention The VVA Veteran s Arts of War on the web page if you do Posted on October 8th 2014 in Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Photography Author Query Friendship in the War Zone Skip Nelson above in Vietnam in 1968 a Vietnam veteran and accomplished photographer is putting together a book titled A Candle in the Darkness The heart of the book Nelson says will be photos and stories submitted by veterans documenting people who brought some sense of friendship or sanity during their time in Vietnam To that end Nelson would like to hear from Vietnam veterans with photos documenting moments of friendship and sanity The plan is to include them in the book along with very short stories about the people in the photos Nelson says he will choose the best 48 photos and stories We hope to get a good mix of stories from all three sides U S South Vietnamese and North Vietnamese To find out more about the project and to contact Skip Nelson go to the web site he has set up for the book www acandleinthedarknessbook com CID Welcome html Posted on October 3rd 2014 in Artistic Queries Book News Photography War Photography Exhibit at the Corcoran in D C From the show David Burnett s Lang Vei Vietnam March 1971 The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D C is the latest venue for WAR PHOTOGRAPHY Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath a huge exhibition that opened last Veterans Day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston This extensive collection of images of war and its aftermath opened at the Corcoran on June 29 and will be on view until September 29 It includes more than 500 photographs books magazines albums and photographic equipment The photos are the work of more than 280 photographers who have covered wars around the globe from the Mexican American War in 1846 to the 21st century s latest conflicts The exhibition includes a good sampling of Vietnam War photographs from the long list of illustrious photojournalists who chronicled that war That includes the work of Larry Burrows Don McCullin Eddie Adams Henri Huet Phillip Jones Griffiths Dick Durrance Sawada Kyoichi and Tim Page The exhibition also has been at the Annenberg Space for Photograph y in Los Angeles and will go to the Brooklyn Museum in November Posted on July 5th 2013 in Art Exhibits Photography Veterans Multimedia Art Exhibit Opening in Chicago Conflict Zones Three Generations is the name of a multimedia art exhibit

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  • Arts of War on the Web
    company commander in 2nd Infantry Division s 38th Infantry Regiment He served two tours in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division in 1965 and as a 101st Airborne Division battalion commander with the 3rd Battalion 187th Infantry along with a stint in MACV s Revolutionary Development Division He retired from the Army in 1975 After the Korean War Col Schandler was an assistant professor of social sciences at West Point from 1957 60 After the Vietnam War he served among other places with the Library of Congress s Congressional Research Service as a national defense specialist and in the Joint Chiefs of Staff s strategic plans and policy office The author of the highly acclaimed The Unmaking of a President Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam 1977 and America in Vietnam The War That Couldn t be Won 2009 his military awards included two Combat Infantryman Badges the Senior Parachutist Badge four Legions of Merit three Bronze Star Medals with V devices and fourteen Air Medals Posted on July 30th 2015 in Book News History Obituaries Occupied Territories New Play Set in the Vietnam War A new theater piece called Occupied Territories recently had a limited run at the Anacostia Playhouse in Washington D C The play written by Nancy Bannon and its director Mollye Maxner is set in Vietnam during the war with a surreal element dealing with life back sometime in the future Writing in The Washington Post reviewer Celia Wren said the play was a flawed but often arresting new theater piece in which suburban America drifts into the Vietnamese jungle The camouflage clad bodies of GIs are lying in a space we understand to be the site of a skirmish in the Vietnam War Then a woman we know to be living in the suburbs decades later according to the play s two ply story line steps out among the GIs She looks at the troops unnerved For a moment two eras and two countries overlap Occupied Territories Wren said suffers from some narrative weakness The suburban U S story line is stunted and announces its meaning too baldly But the Vietnam scenes are more plausible and moving and the production adds emotional weight to the Asia set story with bold artful touches of movement lighting and sound Posted on July 15th 2015 in Drama On Stage Plays Vietnam War William Conrad Gibbons 1926 2015 William Conrad Gibbons one of the most respected historians of the Vietnam War died July 4 He was 88 years old Bill Gibbons was the author of the monumental work The U S Government and the Vietnam War a four volume exhaustively researched and beautifully written book published by the Government Printing Office and Princeton University Press beginning in 1984 The GPO co published the book because Gibbons wrote what would become his life s work at the request of the U S Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1978 while he was working as a foreign policy expert at the Library of Congress

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  • Arts of War on the Web » ‘Children of the April Rain’ Play in D.C. Nov. 10
    of veteran actors A reception will follow the reading For more info email Lana Noone who for many years has run the Vietnambabylift org website at Lana Vietnambabylift org Comments Off on Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 Posted on October 7th 2015 in Drama Plays Vietnam War Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/blog/drama/2101/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Arts of War on the Web » ‘The Draft’: New Vietnam War Play
    combat refused to cooperate and did jail time won conscientious objector status and organized for civil rights and against the war evaded the draft and counseled others on their options chose self exile in Canada and cared for the wounded and traumatized Comments Off on The Draft New Vietnam War Play Posted on September 9th 2015 in Drama On Stage Plays Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/blog/drama/the-draft-new-vietnam-war-play/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Arts of War on the Web » Tony Gleaton, 1948-2015
    interesting things about Tony was that he could do more with less Bruce Talamon the executor of the Tony Gleaton Photographic Trust told The New York Times By that I mean as we live in a time of celebrity photographers with big budgets and untold numbers of assistants and stylists Tony would have a small bag with one medium format camera one lens 5 in his pocket and a few rolls of Tri X film He always shot in available light He could find beautiful light everywhere he went Comments Off on Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Posted on September 2nd 2015 in Obituaries Photography Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015

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