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  • Arts of War on the Web » Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, 1940-2011
    Review for example the late Nicholas Proffitt the former Newsweek Vietnam War correspondent and novelist Gardens of Stone called Buffalo Afternoon one of the best treatments of the Vietnam War to date and all the more impressive for the fact that its author never heard a shot fired in anger or set foot in that country Comments Off on Susan Fromberg Schaeffer 1940 2011 Posted on September 4th 2011 in Book News Obituaries 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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Obituaries
    Hillendale in the book is modeled on famed American CIA operative Edward Lansdale who advocated people to people hands on diplomacy to fight communist insurgencies in developing nations Lansdale put those practices to work in the Philippines following Word War II and in Vietnam in the mid to late 1950 s He remained an advocate of that strategy which the Pentagon more or less scorned during the duration of the Vietnam War Lederer a 1936 Naval Academy graduate who served in World War II and Burdick s book was a huge bestseller and was the basis of a 1963 Hollywood film starring Marlon Brando The film changed the book s message into a call to fight communist insurgencies in developing nations The book is still in print today Posted on January 11th 2010 in Book News Obituaries War Correspondent William Tuohy 1926 2010 William Tuohy the well respected former Newsweek and Los Angeles Times Vietnam War correspondent died Dec 31 following open heart surgery in Santa Monica California He was 83 and had received the Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for international reporting for his Vietnam War coverage for The Times Few correspondents have seen have seen and written more about the war in Vietnam than William Tuohy the Pulitzer judges noted Tuohy moved to The Times in 1966 after serving as Newsweek s bureau chief in Saigon He wound up working for The Times for 29 years Tuohy served in the U S Navy in the Pacific in 1945 46 according to his LA Times obit Posted on January 3rd 2010 in Journalism Obituaries C D B Bryan 1936 2009 C D B Bryan the journalist and author best known for his best selling 1976 book Friendly Fire the story of the death in Vietnam in 1970 of infantryman Michael Mullen by an errant U S artillery round died of cancer December 15 at his home in Guilford Connecticut He was 73 Bryan had a long and fruitful writing career He will be remembered though for his contribution to the Vietnam War nonfiction literary canon for his powerfully told story of Michael Mullen s death in Vietnam and its aftermath The book began as a New Yorker article and then was the basis for a 1979 Emmy Award winning TV movie starring Carol Burnett below as Michael Mullen s mother Peg who later became a prominent antiwar activist Peg Mullen died Oct 2 She was 92 years old Posted on December 20th 2009 in Book News Obituaries Peg Mullen 1917 2009 Peg Mullen an unassuming Iowa farm wife and mother who became a passionate national antiwar activist following the death of her son Michael in 1970 in Vietnam died Oct 2 She was 92 years old Michael Mullen s death from friendly fire and his mother s reaction to it was the subject of the best selling 1976 book Friendly Fire by C D B Bryan as well as a memorable 1979 TV movie in which Carol Burnett played Peg

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  • Arts of War on the Web » War & Therapy: The Play
    we must find non psychiatric non pathologizing opportunities for them to do so openly while also supporting them if they choose to see a therapist And when they need silence we must respect that too Everyday citizens she said must accept the social responsibility of telling returnees not only that we will listen but that we will listen for as long as they want to talk about how it felt to be over there and how it feels to be back We need to tell them not to censor themselves for fear of upsetting us offending our sensibilities making us feel helpless to help them or making us angry at them The play which centers on a therapist played by Caplan and a troubled veteran is directed by Aaron Frankel It will be part of the Washington D C Capital Fringe Festival from July 20 25 at 612 L Street N W For tickets 15 and information go to the Capital Fringe website or call 866 811 4111 The play s dates and times are Tuesday July 20 at 10 p m Thursday July 22 at 6 p m Friday July 23 at 10 30 p m Saturday July 24 at 7 30 p m and Sunday July 25 at noon Comments Off on War Therapy The Play Posted on July 13th 2010 in 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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Missing Pages at D.C. Fringe Festival
    on the 16th 19th 23 25th and 26th For more info go to Roth s website or check out our previous entry Comments Off on Missing Pages at D C Fringe Festival Posted on June 15th 2009 in 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 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April

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  • President's Message
    veterans health care Reiterating statements made by one of my predecessors several years ago Sen Craig challenged VVA and in turn the entire veterans community to come up with ideas for funding the VA On VVA s behalf I gladly accepted the challenge and restated our proposal that Congress create a bipartisan joint House and Senate commission to review VA funding This is similar to Rep McHugh s proposal for a commission to study the funding needs for health care for military retirees and their families We ve won some battles but the war is far from over As we continue our battles we will have one less warrior on our side Rep Lane Evans D Ill the ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and an old friend and life member of VVA recently announced that he is going to retire at the end of his term Despite suffering from Parkinson s disease Lane Evans continued to advance an agenda that acknowledged the contributions of America s veterans This former Marine lance corporal will be greatly missed but his contributions will not be forgotten THE WAR TAPES One of the perks of living in New York City is having access to lots of events Recently I had the privilege of attending the Tribeca Film Festival where I saw the premiere of a new documentary The War Tapes which is reviewed in this issue While I m not an art critic I can tell you that this movie was outstanding It is an honest look at war from the soldier s perspective It does not pull any punches yet it does not attempt to push any particular political agenda We hope to show it during the Leadership Conference I hope this will be an added incentive to attend After

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/archive/TheVeteran/2006_05/president.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • The VVA Veteran
    savvy and years of experience on the Hill to open doors for us What are the results of our efforts While not easy to quantify we believe we have sensitized the folks with whom we met about the needs of veterans and of course our legislative objectives In the wake of our meetings nine additional Representatives have signed on as co sponsors of H R 4259 bringing the total as of this writing to 31 co sponsors CONVERSATION WITH CRAIG These individual meetings culminated in the presentation of the VVA Legislative Agenda to the House Veterans Affairs Committee on February 16 and to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on March 30 Sen Larry Craig R Idaho chair of the Senate Committee encouraged a give and take with John Rowan and the three others on John s panel George Basher president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs Gerald Harvey national commander of American Ex Prisoners of War and Ed Kemp AMVETS s national commander This session became to a great extent a conversation between Sen Craig and John Rowan whose recounting of personal anecdotes lent additional credibility and urgency to the veterans issues being discussed Our contingent also met with Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives who have come to champion veterans issues We expressed to them our concerns and our fears we received from them assurances that they would continue to fight the good fight to insure that veterans needs are among their highest priority Should the Democrats regain control of the House in the November elections we ll see if their actions match their words For whatever positive results that came from all of our meetings ultimately we need the active support of VVA s membership Our message needs reinforcement from the grassroots level To insure the widest possible distribution of and support for the VVA Legislative Agenda we urge all of you to make a personal effort to contact your Representative and your two Senators and urge them to support the three key points identified at the beginning of this column For contact information go to the following websites House of Representatives http www house gov U S Senate http www senate gov general contact information senators cfm cfm BUDGET PRIORITIES Congressional Quarterly noted recently that President Bush reiterated he will veto spending bills if necessary to restrain spending and stay on track toward cutting the deficit in half by 2009 Bush has made similar statements in the past but has not exercised a veto because Congress has generally remained within Bush proposed spending limits What s wrong with this statement We are spending billions and billions of dollars in the attempt to export democracy to Iraq Many of these billions are supposed to rebuild and enhance the infrastructure in Iraq as well as to construct schools and clinics and the like And all of these dollars are in a supplemental appropriation initiated by the administration and thus far rubber stamped by Congress

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  • The VVA Veteran-Membership Affairs Committee
    not meet the eligibility criteria the member is contacted If the issue can t be resolved the applicant is offered membership in AVVA The members DD Form 214s are entered into the database The chapter roster will show whether there is a DD Form 214 on file with VVA National This process allows VVA to view each DD Form 214 entered by a click of the mouse COMMUNICATION BETWEEN VVA S ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS M 2 03 recognizes that the national office must reply to all communications from state councils and chapters within five working days and state councils and chapters must reply to all communications from the national office within ten working days The Membership Director and staff and the Membership Chair and committee respond on a daily basis to all communications pertaining to membership The Membership Affairs Committee continues to provide a direct avenue for the membership to express their concerns problems and ideas to the committee The Membership Affairs Committee sponsors the Membership Chairs talk list and the Membership Affairs Committee Chair is a member of the VVA talk list MEMBERSHIP GROWTH AND RETENTION M 3 03 requires at all levels in VVA the development of a master plan to recruit and retain members using all available resources on a priority basis The 2003 VVA Membership Survey was conducted to provide statistically valid information pertaining to attitudes opinions and demographics of VVA members The survey data was used to anatomize and facilitate VVA s strategic planning to develop the Membership Development Plan The 2003 National Membership Retention and Recruitment Plan includes short and longer term goals one to three years incorporating maximum effort coupled with minimum costs to VVA Since membership development should be viewed as the core process of VVA the State Council Membership Development Plan is

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  • The VVA Veteran-Veterans Benefits
    Rowan National President Tom Corey former National President and Jerry Klein Chair of the Veterans Benefits Committee Among those involved from USA were Gerard Kelly Executive Director Paul Tobin Deputy Executive Director John Herrion counsel and Len Selfon National Service Director and former VVA Director of Veterans Benefits Following the negotiations an MOU was signed and the agreement was ratified without any objections during the January VVA Board of Directors meeting Now that we have completed the necessary requirements we have begun two large joint projects The first is dually accrediting some VVA service representatives and USA national service officers A qualified service representative is accredited by the General Council of the VA to handle claims against the VA for veterans and their families Our VVA USA dually accredited service representatives will be recognized by the VA to handle claims for both organizations What this means for VVA members is that they soon will have additional service representatives from USA who will be able to help them Thus far we are seeking the accreditation of at least twelve USA service officers The select twelve are strategically located on the East Coast in regions where we need additional coverage We expect to expand slowly to other regions of the country The USA service officers are well trained and very experienced Most are experts in spinal cord injuries A few are also able to provide assistance with claims before the Social Security Administration and other federal agencies We have been fortunate to obtain the services of twelve excellent service representatives at no cost to VVA This has saved funds for some state councils and local chapters because they did not need to pay to send candidates to service representative training or provide funding for additional and supporting resources Of great interest to

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