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In this issue:

UNPACKING THE PAST:  Photographer
Jessica Hines' My Brother's War is a creatively produced and powerfully illustrated remembrance of her brother Garry Hines, who served an often intense tour of duty with the 178th and 132nd Assault Helicopter Companies in Chu Lai, including during the 1968 Tet Offensive.      [On the cover]

 


GEORGE L. CLAXTON, 1947-2022:  Long-time chair of Vietnam Veterans of America’s National Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee and a former U.S. Army soldier whose life’s work was deeply entwined with the Agent Orange movement, he died August 22 after a lengthy illness at 79 years old. [Obituary]


KERWIN STONE, 1947-2022: U.S. Air Force Vietnam War veteran who was one of Vietnam Veterans of America’s most effective leaders on the local, state, and national levels for more than twenty years, he died July 1, at age 74.  [Obituary]


CARRYING ON THE GOOD WORK: The National Leadership & Education Conference brought together VVA and AVVA members from across the country for five days of camaraderie and to take part in hands-on work for the good of the organization.


RIDE WITH AN HONOR FLIGHT: A once-in-a-lifetime trip with 33 of our nation’s veterans on an expense-paid visit to the memorials in Washington, D.C.

 


GETTING CLOSURE:Veteran-led trips back to Vietnam resume after Pandemic pause.


 


RETURNING FOR PEACE: Chapter 1008 members return to Vietnam, on a healing trip that had been postponed for almost two years because of COVID-19.

 



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