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Although Canada did not participate militarily in Vietnam, that nation played a multifaceted role during the war. In CANADIANS IN THE VIETNAM WAR: A Desire to Serve, Bill Triplett tells the story of the estimated 40,000 Canadian citizens who crossed the border and joined the U.S. armed forces and the consequences of their participation in the years that followed. In a sidebar, Brandon Greulich describes a recent cooperative effort between VVA and Canadian veterans. Marc Leepson reviews John Boyko’s book, The Devil’s Trick: How Canada Fought the Vietnam War, which details Canada’s involvement with the International Commission for Supervision and Control along with Canadian-run in-country hospitals. [On the cover]
REPORT FROM PUERTO RICO, PART 1: The Arecibo Clinic Re-opens The VA in Arecibo was forced to operate out of tents after their clinic was destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The reconstructed clinic is now open.
BELIEVING IN WHAT YOU DO: Chapter 704’s Cayuga County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Despite having only about 45 members, VVA Chapter 704 has erected four memorials in the last 20 years. And they’ve just completed their most ambitious project yet.
SUPPLY LINE ON THE CUA VIET RIVER: The Hard Part of Fighting a War In 1966, the U.S. established a support base near the mouth of the Cua Viet River. Although the beach there was a dangerous staging area, getting supplies upriver involved far greater danger.
RESOLVING RESOLUTIONS: PR-11 We reported in our November/December issue that delegates to the VVA National Convention in November soundly passed a resolution keeping VVA a last-person-standing organization. It turns out it wasn’t quite that simple….
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