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  • Arts of War on the Web » Jack Murphy’s New Song, ‘The Promise’
    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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Music
    YouTube Dr Griffith is offering that song as well as two others that also honor Vietnam veterans on a CD to those who email him He is hoping that the CDs will raise awareness about Vietnam veterans issues The only charge is for postage To find out more email shelgrif gmail com Posted on February 24th 2012 in Music Bob Burns Forgotten Heroes 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 Vietnam The chorus goes Boys that became men And boys that did not They lost their hope they lost their minds Mostly they lost the trust of bygone time They gave it their best shot The heroes America forgot For more info on the tune email Burns at menabobburns googlemail com Posted on August 12th 2011 in Music Doc Hodo Named No 1 St Louis Folkie VVA Life member Dennis Doc Hodo above has been named the No 1 folk singer in St Louis on the ReverbNation com web site where you can also listen to twenty two of his songs Hodo who describes himself as a Vietnam vet in the Ozarks mixing up home made music has written and recorded several Vietnam War influenced songs such as Lima Bean Blues and I ll See You Later Brother Hodo served with the Company A of the 4th Infantry Division s 1st Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment in Vietnam in 1970 Posted on July 11th 2011 in Music Jimmy Cliff s Vietnam 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 Dylan called that tune which Cliff wrote and recorded in 1970 the best protest song he d ever heard It may not be the best but Vietnam certainly bangs home its anti war message After chanting the word Vietnam six times the words go Yesterday I got a letter from my friend fighting in Vietnam and this is what he had to say tell all my friends that I ll be coming home soon my time ll be up some time in June don t forget he said to tell my sweet Mary her golden lips as sweet as cherries You can more or less guess the rest After more Vietnam chanting Cliff hits us with It was just the next day his mother got a telegram it was addressed from Vietnam Now mistress Brown she lives in the U S A and this is what she wrote and said Don t be alarmed she told me the telegram said but mistress Brown your son is dead Cliff ends the song with the plea Somebody please stop that war now You can see Cliff doing the tune on You Tube Posted on June 1st 2011 in Music

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  • Arts of War on the Web » An Unlikely Weapon: Eddie Adams Doc in Theaters
    trying to win the war against an indigenous insurgency and the North Vietnamese army that sponsored it That s not how Adams saw it however Two people s lives were destroyed that day he tells cinematographer Isaac Hagy s camera in the documentary the VC suspect that is along with General Loan because he was all but branded a war criminal by the court of public opinion for the rest of his days Eddie Adams was never proud of the picture his son August says in the documentary It haunted him for the rest of his life Not that Eddie Adams stayed home and brooded about the picture He regretted the firestorm of vitriol that came down on Gen Loan who Adams said told him afterward that he killed the man because the VC killed many of my men and your people Eddie Adams who was a Marine combat photographer in the Korean War went on to become one of the world s top photojournalists He specialized in two very different things portraits of the rich and famous and on the spot combat photographs During his 45 year career as the film produced and directed by Susan Morgan Cooper co produced by Cindy Lou Adkins and edited by Hagy shows Adams covered thirteen wars and won hundreds of photojournalism awards while working for AP Time and Parade Adams also set up a state of the art photography studio in New York City where he did his celebrity portraits He shot covers for Life Time Penthouse and Parade including brilliant images of Arnold Schwarzenegger Clint Eastwood Mother Teresa Pope John Paul Bette Davis Anwar Sadat and Louis Armstrong In 1977 Adams was so moved by the plight of the thousands of Vietnamese who were fleeing their country by boat that he managed to get on board an overcrowded thirty foot vessel bringing with him bags of rice and a large supply of gasoline He stayed on board taking a series of evocative photos many of them of children Those images were instrumental in Congress passing legislation allowing those boat people into the United States It was the only good thing I did in my life Adams says in his singularly blunt way but I m not a good guy The filmmakers made effective use of extensive interviews with Adams many of his images footage from the Vietnam War and comments from his colleagues many of who were Vietnam War photographers or correspondents That list includes big network broadcasters Tom Brokaw Morley Safer the late Peter Jennings and Bob Schieffer photojournalists David Hume Kennerly Nick Ut and Gordon Parks former Vietnam War newspaper correspondents Peter Arnett George Esper and Bill Eppridge as well as Walter Anderson the Vietnam veteran and former editor of Parade magazine Nick Ut offers his thoughts on Adams work as well as on the Vietnam War picture that Ut took that also became an iconic image of the war the June 8 1972 photograph of a young naked

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Vietnam Vet Bill Frassanito’s Pioneering Work at the Battle of Gettysburg
    hybrid field of study Frassinito told Ruane Academic historians traditionally view photos as Christmas tree ornaments just something that helps you spruce the book up They ve never really had the interest in the photo as a document As far as having a really solid impact on the historical thinking and understanding of the battlefield very few other people have contributed to it like Bill Frassanito said Gettysburg historian John Heiser of the National Park Service Comments Off on Vietnam Vet Bill Frassanito s Pioneering Work at the Battle of Gettysburg Posted on July 1st 2013 in History 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 January 2015 December 2014 November

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Charlie Haughey’s Old Photos Get New Life
    of his images are part of an exhibit of his work at the ADX Gallery in Portland Oregon More of the images such as the one below are on view on Haughey s pages on Flickr and Tublr You can also see his work on Facebook Comments Off on Charlie Haughey s Old Photos Get New Life Posted on May 1st 2013 in 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 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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Photography
    Photograph y in Los Angeles March 23 June 2 The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D C June 29 September 29 and the Brooklyn Museum November 8 February 2 2014 Posted on November 5th 2012 in Art Exhibits Photography Vietnam Veteran Photo Exhibit in Helena Montana Coming Home Helena Area Vietnam Veterans is the name of photography exhibit that will be on view beginning November 9 at the Myrna Loy Center f or the Performing and Media Arts in Helena Montana The exhibit is centered around photographic portraits of sixteen local Vietnam veterans taken by Michael Lee a U S Navy Vietnam veteran third from left in photo above at a 2012 reunion with USS Arikara shipmates and a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America The primary reason for the project Lee says stems from the reception that Vietnam veterans received on their return home The exhibit he says is a remembrance and I hope a salve for some Vietnam veterans The veterans in the photos have one thing in common they are veteran advocates Many were and some still are engaged in public service These Vietnam veterans have served to bond together our Helena community Their distinguishing characteristic however is their passionate advocacy for other veterans they will never forget and will always serve fellow veterans Ken Inabnit a Vietnam veteran who recently was named as Montana s civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army will be the featured speaker at the exhibit s opening After the exhibit closes Lee plans to donate the photos to the Montana Military Museum which is located at the Fort Harrison complex in Helena Posted on October 29th 2012 in Art Exhibits Photography Vietnam War Photos by DSC Recipient Exhibit in San Marcos Texas Baynes McSwain a native of San Marcos Texas was killed in action in Vietnam on October 10 1968 McSwain received a posthumous Distinguished Service Cross for the extraordinary heroism he exhibited that day as a squad leader with Company A 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry in the 25th Infantry Division His company came under heavy small arms and automatic weapons fire from a fortified Viet Cong base camp McSwain s DSC citation notes Sergeant McSwain s platoon was pinned down and the point man lay wounded in an open field completely exposed to the communists barrage Though wounded in the leg by the initial volley he immediately deployed his men to provide covering fire and disregarding his safety crawled further into the enemy line of fire to help his stricken comrade Shielding the man with his body he quickly administered first aid and was pulling him to safety when he was mortally wounded by the hostile fusillade Baynes McSwain also was an accomplished amateur photographer A group of folks in San Marcos has resurrected his photos and put together an exhibition of prints made from the slides including the photos above and below he took in Vietnam There will be a soft opening around November 10 at

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  • Arts of War on the Web
    shows go to www pbs org about news archive 2015 vietnam special programming Posted on April 27th 2015 in Documentaries TV Series Vietnam War Giving Peace a Chance The Peace Mural Foundation in Miami is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War with a exhibit that focuses on world peace and ending war It opens today and runs through April 30 It features twenty four large multi media murals created by the Vietnamese artist Huong who left Vietnam in 1975 with her infant son and now lives and works in Florida The murals use the themes of violence and despair she says in order to make the world understand that the final victory does not belong to a nation but to humanity Posted on April 24th 2015 in Art Art Exhibits Harry Bosch on Amazon No Longer A Vietnam Veteran Tim Welliver as Harry Bosch in the new Amazon series A little over a year ago we reported on Bosch a cop procedural drama pilot that began streaming on Amazon Prime Bosch was based on the Harry Bosch novels of Michael Connelly and Connelly in fact co wrote and co executive produced the pilot As a big Harry Bosch fan since the first novel appeared in 1992 I was delighted to see the flawed but heroic LAPD detective who did a tour of duty as a tunnel rat in the Vietnam War come alive on film After the pilot got good reviews Amazon agreed to produce a full ten episode season Shooting began last August and ended in December and now Amazon Prime subscribers can watch all ten episodes plus a Behind the Scenes piece on line One disappointment mainly because of main character Titus Welliver s age Connelly agreed that Bosch couldn t be a Vietnam veteran He s now a veteran of the first Persian Gulf War Here s how he put it in an interview in The Washington Post Harry Bosch is 100 percent and L A is 100 percent But we blended the first three books together that as books stood apart We had to create evidentiary connections We had to play with Bosch having been in Vietnam because Titus Welliver is too young to have been there so we changed his military experience Posted on March 30th 2015 in Drama On Line Maya Lin Receives Gish Prize Maya Lin he artist sculptor and environmental artist best known as the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial received the 21st annual 300 000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in November The prestigious award recognizes architects musicians playwrights directors actors and other artists for outstanding and continuing artistic contributions to society and to the beauty of the world I am deeply touched and grateful to become a part of this astonishing line of prize winners Lin said all of whom were selected because of the very simple but powerful goal set down by Lillian Gish to bring recognition to the contributions that artists make

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Massive War Letter Collection
    has grown to some 90 000 and includes those written from Iraq and Afghanistan He announced in December that the entire collection which Carroll has kept in storage in Washington D C will be donated to Chapman University in Orange County California The letters will be going to Chapman in the spring After they arrive the plan is to name the collection the Center for American War Letters It s a way for us to build a memorial to people who have served this country the university s Chancellor Daniele Struppa told The Los Angeles Times It s going to be a tremendous resource for students and faculty Struppa said Carroll continues to collect letters as well as emails and DVDs through his website http www HereIsWhere org If you decide to contribute to the collection through that site please mention you read about it on the VVA Veteran s Arts of War on the web site Comments Off on Massive War Letter Collection Posted on January 2nd 2013 in Archives 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

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