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July/August Issue

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July/August Issue


Warriors: A Tradition of Service

Col. David Scott Smith served a 1970 tour in Vietnam with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. His son, Capt. Kevin Smith, served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2005 ... [read complete article]

Clarity in the Desert
A Tour of Tucson

Hard, sharp, and clear. The landscape around Tucson has a draftsman’s beauty. Its about line and form and clarity. Nothing fuzzy. Things end with sharp points. Beware of those sharp points ...[read complete article]

No One Is Forgotten; Nothing is Forgotten

The article, “The ’65 Decision: Bombing Soviet SAM Sites in North Vietnam,” by John Prados in the January/February of The VVA Veteran issue tells of the start of the conflict in the skies over North Vietnam ...[read complete article]

Lane Evans Retires

U.S. Rep. Lane Evans (D-Ill.), one of VVA's strongest and most influential supporters on Capitol Hill, announced in March that he would not seek re-election for what would have been his 12th term ...[read complete article]

Doonesbury's Garry Trudeau

The first panel of the first Doonesbury cartoon had one character sitting in a chair, in profile, football helmet on his head, beer can in his hand. “Well, here I sit at college awaiting my new roommate,” the character, known only as B.D. ...[read complete article]

Going The Extra Mile

The National Leadership Conference in Tucson will hear from two representatives of an extraordinary confluence of veterans, non-veterans, and at least one corporate giant that actively supports severely wounded veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan ...[read complete article]



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