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  • Arts of War on the Web » Student Searching for Vietnam Vets in Country at the End
    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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Vietnam TV Doc on Linebacker II
    former Linebacker pilots and crew members willing to be interviewed If you re interested email Chuck Searcy a Vietnam veteran who works for an NGO in Vietnam at chucksearcy yahoo com If you do please mention that you read about it on The VVA Veteran s Arts of War on the web page Comments Off on Vietnam TV Doc on Linebacker II Posted on November 5th 2012 in Artistic Queries Documentaries 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

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/blog/documentaries/vietnam-tv-doc-on-linebacker-ii/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Arts of War on the Web » Artistic Queries
    you who spent time under the glaring sun you who floated in a cesspool of never ending rain clogged deep in mud or blinded in a white out trudging forward in snow covered terrain All of you have something to contribute to welcome our young veterans home and to remind them they are not alone For more info including how to get on the reader s list for November 11 go to the Project s website That site also has a reprint of Magic Moments Near the Wall the article on the Project that appeared in the November 2002 issue of The VVA Veteran Posted on October 22nd 2011 in Artistic Queries Events Novelist Seeking Veterans Input Kate Beer is a writer who is working on a novel that deals with the Vietnam War Four of the main characters are young enlisted men and draftees from this small town she told us Their stories are told from their perspectives both while they are in Vietnam and through a series of flashbacks when they return It is a combined story of war and homecoming and everything that entailed Beer said she is trying to seek authenticity and truth in my characters and their stories beyond what she learned in a Vietnam War class she took in college and a month she spent studying in Vietnam in 2009 That latter experience she said gave me an amazing outlook on the landscape culture and tactics of the NVA and Viet Cong While this experience was invaluable to the writing of my book it only tapped the surface of what I need Beer says she wants to know what American soldiers experienced in the thick of things in Vietnam It is important to me to write this book and this story with the utmost respect for the veteran and his combat experience she said If you d like to help out send an email to kbeer58 gmail com If you do please mention that you read about her work in The VVA Veteran s Arts of War on the Web page Posted on July 26th 2011 in Artistic Queries Funny War Stories Wanted Ed and Mary Shanahan are looking for funny and unusual but please no blood and guts everyone knows the horrors of war stories for a collection they re putting together of short but funny and true war stories I m looking for funny stories like this one Ed Shanahan who served with B Battery 4th 42nd Artillery of the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1969 70 told us December of 1969 just before Christmas we saw hundreds of lights in the valley so we started shooting direct fire at them because they weren t supposed to be there They kept getting closer so we called for additional support from additional arty batteries Turns out we were shooting at lightning bugs For more info email backwater2 hughes net and mention that you read about the project in VVA s Arts of

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  • Arts of War on the Web » ‘There But For Fortune” – Phil Ochs Doc
    this month Melissa Anderson writing in The Village Voice wrote Rich in archival material Kenneth Bowser s documentary traces his subject from handsome skittishly affable troubadour in a turtleneck to a mentally ill ranter puffy from too much drink and irrevocably broken after the Chicago 68 riots Ochs hanged himself in 1976 at age 35 The documentary she concluded is densely researched enough to yield insights not just into its overlooked subject but also into his overly analyzed era Rock critic Stephen Holden writing in The New York Times called it respectful and nonmaudlin Comments Off on There But For Fortune Phil Ochs Doc Posted on January 13th 2011 in Documentaries Music 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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » The Next Ken Burns Opus: The Vietnam War
    of the men and women who did what our country asked of them and went to Vietnam Novick added By providing an opportunity for veterans their families and those who opposed the war alike to bear witness to their experiences we believe that this series will help heal the deep divisions that have endured in America for decades over this enormously controversial and tragic war Also in the works an interactive website an educational component for teachers and students and community engagement grants that will get local PBS stations involved There also will be a book The Vietnam War series will follow the Ken Burns formula of using on camera interviews with witnesses third person narration archival footage and photographs music sound effects TV news reports and live cinematography Comments Off on The Next Ken Burns Opus The Vietnam War Posted on May 25th 2011 in Documentaries History 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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » New Doc on U.S.S. Kirk During Op Frequent Wind
    the Navy s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Today s screening will be followed by a Q A featuring Capt Paul Jacobs the former commander of the Kirk along with several members of his crew ands former Vietnamese refugees who settled in the United States The Kirk s humanitarian mission was the subject of a recent three part series on NPR Forgotten Ship A Daring Rescue as Saigon Fell Comments Off on New Doc on U S S Kirk During Op Frequent Wind Posted on November 11th 2010 in Documentaries History 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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Gen. Lavelle Cleared; Nixon Did It
    another USAF general came across the Nixon secret orders as well as transcripts of conversations between Nixon and Henry Kissinger that unequivocally showed that the President made the bombing call and then when the political heat reached a boiling point over what appeared to be an unauthorized escalation of the war let Lavelle take the fall for the unauthorized bombing Even more damning is the fact that Nixon lied about the situation in public At a June 29 1972 press conference when asked about Lavelle s case and the airstrikes the President said It was un authorized Since it did exceed authorization it was proper for him to be relieved and retired On August 4 the Obama Administration asked the U S Senate to restore Lavelle s rank and reputation The administration made the recommendation to clear Lavelle s name after the Air Force Board for the Correction of Military Records had investigated the case and recommended his exoneration last year Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Defense Secretary Robert Gates reviewed the record and concurred Comments Off on Gen Lavelle Cleared Nixon Did It Posted on August 6th 2010 in History 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

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/blog/history/gen-lavelle-cleared-nixon-did-it/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Arts of War on the Web » History
    general procedures and reviewed by the Department of State the Pentagon CIA and National Security Agency A link to the testimony and transcripts is available at the committee s home page Posted on July 20th 2010 in Archives History Operation Babylift Talk July 25 in Woodstock N Y Lana Noone who took part in the famed 1975 Vietnam War humanitarian effort Operation Babylift from its earliest days will give a talk on that subject on Sunday July 25 at The Museum at Bethel Woods in Woodstock New York Noone and her husband will tell their dramatic story with photographs music art and more Operation Babylift was the code name for the April 3 26 1975 evacuation of thousands of orphans and other children from South Vietnam to the United States and other countries as Saigon was falling to the Vietnamese communists in the chaotic last days of the Vietnam War For more info on Operation Babylift go to Noone s informative web site The next speaker in the museum s Vietnam Speaker Series will be retired Army Gen Willma Vaught who will give a talk August 8 on Answering the Call Women in the Military during Vietnam Gen Vaught is the President of the Board of Directors of Women In Military Service For America the organization that honors all women since the American Revolution who have served their country Posted on July 14th 2010 in History New Info on Nixon Kissinger the Cambodian Incursion Jeff Stein the former editor of The VVA Veteran today writes the SpyTalk blog on the Washington Post web site His latest column headlined Nixon CIA Spy Ploy in Vietnam Backfired New Records Show deals with new information about the 1970 Cambodian incursion new and enlightening information about how Nixon and his Vietnam War guru Henry Kissinger operated As Stein who served as a U S Army intelligence officer in Vietnam notes Nixon and Kissinger his national security adviser deliberately leaked word to North Vietnam that U S forces planned to invade Cambodia in a failed attempt to intimidate Hanoi into retreat That info came from recently declassified data in a new volume of Foreign Relations of the United States the official State Department history of the era The news was unearthed by Merle Pribbenow a retired CIA expert on Vietnam who found hitherto undiscovered documents in State Department records Stein quotes Pribbenow as saying that the idea behind Nixon and Kissinger s psychological ploy was to make the North Vietnamese believe that they had obtained advance knowledge of a planned U S operation in order to frighten them into pulling their forces back The end result was that not only were the North Vietnamese not frightened out of doing what Nixon wanted to scare them out of doing Nixon unintentionally gave them advance warning of what the U S was about to do What s more Stein notes the ploy in short ended up foiling Nixon s main goal for invading Cambodia to annihilate Hanoi

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