Signers of letter to Lt. Gen. Claude M. "Mick" Kicklighter
Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program
as of 4/6/15
Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program
Caroline Abbott; Tulsa, Oklahoma
John Adamo; Memphis, Tennessee
Carol Adams; Decatur, Georgia; Assistant (Public School Library)
David Addlestone; Washington, District of Columbia; Attorney (Senior Staff)
1970-71 Lawyers Military Defense Committee, Saigon, Viet Nam. 1971 to retirement several years ago, Director or Co-Director of organizations that advocated on behalf of veterans adversely affected by military service, such as less than honorable discharges, exposure to Agent Orange, etc.
Robert Adjemian; Hollywood, California
I marched multiple times against both the Vietnam War and the coming Iraq War. Too bad politicians and big business love war.
Judy Gumbo Albert; Berkeley, California; Ph.D.
Original member of the Yippies, a group of activists who levitated the Pentagon to end the Viet Nam war, brought the New York City Stock Exchange to a halt to satirize greed. 1968 ran a pig for President during the Democratic Convention in Chicago. 1970 visited Viet Nam. 1971 helped stage Women's April 10th March on the Pentagon and Mayday demonstrations. 1975 discovered a tracking device on my car and became part of a lawsuit that successfully challenged warrantless wiretapping. 2013 visited Viet Nam again to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. www.yippiegirl.com or Judy Gumbo on Facebook.
James Alcock; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Professor (Geosciences), Penn State
1969 I refused alternative service and was jailed for twenty-two months. I actively opposed the War before and after jail.
Thomas Alder; Washington, District of Columbia; President (Public Law Education Institute)
1968-92 publisher, Selective Service Law reporter and Military Law reporter; 1965 Counsel, Congressional District Member's Hearings on Indochina Conflict (New York City, Wisconsin).
Peter Alexander; Longmont, Colorado
1971-74 served in the United States Marine Corps, this officially during the Vietnam conflict. I had deep reservations about the war, but felt I had an obligation to serve my country and respect its laws. In similar measure, I believe we should honor those who served, and also those who took the courageous step of voicing their opposition to what was a great mistake. Not including conflicting views in any discussion of the war only makes that discussion shallower and more one-dimensional.
Judy Allen; Putnam Valley, New York
Mark Allen; Oakland, California; (Retired)
1968-70 Viet Nam draft resister in Vancouver, Canada. Returned to U.S. and participated in organization of major antiwar activities and demonstrations in the S.F. Bay Area. 1973 arrested for draft resistance; charges dropped later that year. 1983 attended First International Conference in Solidarity with People of Kampuchea. 1983 toured Viet Nam as a guest of the government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.
Rika Alper; Montclair, New Jersey; Psychologist
I helped to build and fund The Shelter Half, an antiwar coffee house near Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington. At Swarthmore College, I participated in a Draft Union, whose purpose was to support students opposing the war and the draft. I marched in Washington and elsewhere numerous times against the war.
Robert Alpern; Healdsburg, California; Activist (Senior), Regular Army Veteran; Director, Unitarian Universalist Association, Washington Office
Amy Alpert; Bronx, New York
Elizabeth Alpert; Rochester, New York; Teacher (former)
Took part in many demonstrations against the Viet Nam war and the wars since. Was active in Rochester Women's Action for Peace.
David Althoff; Chandler, Arizona; C.E.O. A.I.G.C.S.
1963-64 United States Marine Corps (U.S.M.C.), Da Nang, Viet Nam; 1967-68 pilot, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262).
Donna Alvah; Canton, New York; Professor (Associate) and Margaret Vilas Chair of U.S. History.
I teach about the Viet Nam War in various courses, including a seminar on the United States' war in Southeast Asia. I visited Viet Nam in 2012.
Kathie Amatniek; New York, New York
Ann Ambia; Brooklyn, New York; Attorney (Public Interest)
1968-69 my [ex]husband was deployed to Viet Nam with the U.S. Army, during which time I became, and still am, a peace activist. I went to Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia and highly recommend that Americans go.
Donna Ambrogi; Claremont, California
Maria Lucia Amorocho; Bogota, Columbia; Psychologist (Child & Family)
As a teenager and university student in California I participated in demonstrations, talks, and activities against the Viet Nam war. I saw many classmates go to Viet Nam and either come back as drug addicts or just plainly not come back.
Bonnie S. Anderson; Brooklyn, New York; Ph.D., Professor (Emerita)
Dave Anderson; Boulder, Colorado; Member, Democratic Socialists of America; Librarian (Retired)
I participated in antiwar activism during the Southeast Asian wars.
Joan Andersson; Topanga, California
Joel Andreas; Baltimore, MD, Maryland
Jennifer Angelone; Portland, Maine
Lee Anne; New Paltz, New York
David R. Applebaum; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Traveled to Viet Nam and Cambodia in December 2014. Active participant in Peace Movement: University of Wisconsin at Madison. Worked in U.S. as well as Paris to challenge the draft and provide legal assistance to soldiers stationed overseas. Traveling to Viet Nam and Cambodia in December 2014.
Christian Appy; Amherst, Massachusetts; Professor (History), University of Massachusetts, Amherst
I am the author of three books about the American War in Viet Nam: American Reckoning: The Viet Nam War and Our National Identity (Viking, February 2015), Patriots: The Viet Nam War Remembered from All Sides, and Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Viet Nam.
Ninon Aprea; Los Angeles, California; Director (Executive)
George C. Archibeque; Alameda, California; Sergeant, Mechanic, United Airlines (Retired).
I became an antiwar soldier seven months into my thirteen-month tour after realizing my government was lying about what we were fighting for and the deaths of several close friends. I have been fighting for my life due to being exposed to Agent Orange and in treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.) for fourteen years.
Ira Arlook; Washington, District of Columbia; Fenton Communications
Barbara Armentrout; San Carlos, California; Editor
Kevin C. Armitage; Oxford, Ohio
Alan Arnold; Albuquerque, New Mexico
Kenneth Ashe; Marshall, North Carolina
Robert Atkins; Edmonds, Washington; Attorney
Ti-Grace Atkinson; Cambridge, Massachusetts
Helene Atwan; Somerville, Massachusetts
Paul L. Atwood; Norwood, Massachusetts; Faculty, University of Massachusetts, Boston
I am a Viet Nam era veteran, was active in Viet Nam Veterans against the War, now in Vets for Peace. Have taught numerous courses related to U.S. wars and foreign policy. Speak out constantly to groups or individuals. War begets only more war.
Rene Auberjonois; Los Angeles, California
Bella August; Montclair, New Jersey
1965 onward active in the antiwar movement. Participated in Women's March on the Pentagon and other activities in New York City.
Norman Aulabaugh; Orfordville, Wisconsin; Director, Management Information Systems (Retired)
1969-73 U.S. Navy Supply Corps officer, now an active member of Veterans for Peace.
Mary Ruth Aull; Penn Hills, Pennsylvania; Nurse (Registered)
Steve Ault; Chiang Mai, New York
Andy Ayers; Saint Louis, Missouri; Businessperson
William Ayers; Chicago, Illinois; Distinguished Education Professor (Retired)
George Azuma; Larnaca, California
I am a veteran of the Cold War and the Anti War.
Christiane Badgley; Long Beach, California
Theodore A. A. Bagg; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Gisela Bahr; Oxford, Ohio; Professor (German, Retired)
Jeanne Baker; Palmetto Bay, Florida
Kit Bakke; Seattle, Washington
Jim Baldridge; Baltimore, Maryland; Engineer (Mechanical, Retired)
Still a Peace Activist. Enlisted because of Viet Nam war. 1966-69 regular Navy. Became an antiwar activist half way through my enlistment. Assigned to duty east coast instead of west coast, overseas duty fourteen months in Iceland. Jumped into antiwar activity in Baltimore immediately after November discharge, first arrest Christmas Eve. Veterans for Peace and Viet Nam Veterans against the War-O.S.S. life memberships.
Emmet C. Band; Eugene, Oregon; Engineer, Rehabilitation (Retired)
1966-67 I served with First Marines, First Recon, based in Chu Lai, Viet Nam. When released from duty I was involved in the antiwar movement, formed a chapter of Veterans for Peace, and provided draft counseling services to young men facing the draft.
Frank Bardacke; Watsonville, California; Teacher (Public School)
Elizabeth Barger; Summertown, Tennessee
I have been an active peace activist since the Viet Nam action. It was the good coverage by the media at the time and brought the real horror and waste of war into my, and thousands of others consciousness. I think it very important to have the peace movement and the soldiers' resistance prominently presented in this year's memorial. We learned much during this time in our history. The problem is the war profiteers also learned to keep the truth of war out of the media.
Harriet Barlow; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alan Barnes; New York, New York
K. Barnett; Alexandria, Virginia
Mary Anne Barnett; Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan; Representative (Union)
I was an antiwar activist; attended many rallies, marches, demonstrations and vigils. I have traveled to Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia in the past few years.
Jan Barry; Teaneck, New Jersey; Poet, Author, Professor (College); President (Former), Viet Nam Veterans against the War
John Bartley; Tacoma, Washington; Programmer (Computer)
Jane Griffith Barton; Washington, District of Columbia; Author
1968-69 antiwar activity mainly Washington D.C. 1970-72 served as Co-Director of A.F.S.C. (Quaker) Programs in South Viet Nam. Sponsored by Amnesty International and A.F.S.C., traveled across U.S. and to France, Germany to speak and publicize issues of Viet Nam political prisoners, per BBC Question of Torture. 1973-77 A.F.S.C. Peace Committee Staff in San Francisco office. Assisted with Indochina Peace Campaign (I.P.C.) Women of Viet Nam slide show and other antiwar activities. 2007 hired by Random House to facilitate publication of Last Night I Dreamed of Peace, diary of 27-year-old female North Vietnamese surgeon; traveled to Viet Nam for research, wrote footnotes.
Merrill Barton; Riverside, California
Thomas A. Bass; Clinton, New York; Professor (English and Journalism), State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) – Albany
Jerry Bates; Morrisonville, New York; Historian
Wayne Bauer; Santa Monica, California
This is an extremely important issue. We must admit our mistakes and not let the history of Viet Nam be rewritten.
Dale Baum; Oakland, California; Professor (History, Emeritus), Texas A&M University (T.A.M.U.) – College Station (Former)
Rosalyn Baxandall; New York City, New York; Distinguished Teaching Professor, State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) College – Old Westbury
Thomas Baxter; Tallahassee, Florida; Sp-5/E-5. 1967-69 I was in the U.S. Army, Viet Nam.
B.F. Bayha; Westland, Michigan
Paul Beach; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Physician (Attending), Family Medicine, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
Laurel Beckett; Davis, California
In 1968 I turned 21 and was just one of many young people who opposed the war from the beginning, with my feet and my vote.
Margarette Beckwith; Oxford, Ohio
Madeline Belkin; New York, New York; Psychotherapist
Alex Bell; Newstead, Australia
Lee Anne Bell; New Paltz, New York
Hope Benne; Beverly, Massachusetts; Professor (Adjunct), Salem State University
Asia Bennett; Snohomish, Washington; Executive, American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C., Retired)
Dick Bennett; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Professor
Lee Bennett; Snohomish, Washington; President, Citizens to Protect the Upper Snohomish River Valley (C.P.U.S.R.V.)
Scott H. Bennett; Haddonfield, New Jersey; Professor (History)
I am an historian of peace movements in U.S. History.
Sally Benson; Palm Springs, California; Educator, Minister (Community)
1967-68 International Voluntary Services (I.V.S.) teacher in Viet Nam, Director of Indochina Mobile Education Project, Mid-Atlantic coordinator Clergy and Laity Concerned (C.A.L.C.), Asia Resource Center, Campaign to Oppose Return of Khmer Rouge (C.O.R.K.R.)
Jeffrey Berchenko; New Orleans, Louisiana; (Retired), Veteran of the War at Home
I helped organize numerous antiwar marches, the largest in San Francisco, California on April 24, 1971. We (the antiwar movement) stopped the U.S. military dead in its tracks, first by causing it to limit ground operations in order to lower the death rate, and later, by December 1972, causing the halt of all U.S. military actions. From then until 2001, military adventures around the globe were limited to avoid large casualties. This powerful history will not be ignored.
Dennis Berg; Saigon, Viet Nam and California
I live in Viet Nam more than half of the time. Sorry, only a normal citizen who opposed the war. Served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in the Philippines. Since 1991, I have been working in Viet Nam to rebuild its higher education system. Holder of the Education Medal from the Viet Nam government.
Iris Berger; Delmar, California
Richard Berliner; Birmingham, Alabama; Consultant
Andrew Scott Berman; Saint Louis Park, Minnesota; Teacher (Mathematics); U.S. Army Veteran, Viet Nam War Resister
1964-75 Viet Nam antiwar activist. 1965-66 Co-Chair Queens College Students for a Democratic Society. 1970-71 Co-Chair of the U.S. Committee of Returned (Peace Corps) Volunteers. 1970 reporter for Liberation News Service. Currently a member of Veterans for Peace. 1971-73 enlisted in U.S. Army to help organize G.I. dissent.
Margie Bernard; San Jose, California
Anne Bernstein; Berkeley, California; Professor, the Wright Institute; Mediator and Psychologist (Family)
Jeff Bernstein; Jericho, New York; Educator (Social Studies)
Donna Berry; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Development Director
Involved in a few antiwar demonstrations. 1968 at the corner of Balboa and Michigan the night of the police riot during the Chicago Democratic Convention.
Joe Berry; Berkeley, California; Teacher, University of Illinois and City College of San Francisco (Retired)
I was active in the draft resistance movement and a regional organizer in Iowa against the war for Students for a Democratic Society.
Francis Bertonaschi; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Judi Berzon; Oakland, California; Human Resources Administrator.
I was part of the antiwar movement, especially with Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.). I am appalled at what this commemoration might be.
Melanie Berzon; Oakland, California and Zimbabwe
Robert Beverly; Orange, Texas (Retired)
1966-67 U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant in Viet Nam. As a member of Viet Nam Veterans against the War, Gainesville 8 (+4) I was jailed by the Nixon regime for speaking truth to the power. I now spend my time in Thailand and do not wish ever to return to the Corporate Police State of Amerika.
George Bieger; Indiana, Pennsylvania
Paul Bigman; Seattle, Washington; Organizer, American Federation of Musicians Local 76-493; Executive Board, Martin Luther King Jr. County Labor Council
Ecrin Bilge; Washington, District of Columbia
Henry Binford; Evanston, Illinois
Stephen Bingham; San Rafael, California; Co-Director, Sylvia Bingham Fund
I participated in massive antiwar demonstrations in San Francisco and helped organize educational events about the war in minority communities in West Berkeley.
Taylor F. Binkley; Willis, Virginia
Bruce A. Birchard; Glen Mills, Pennsylvania; General Secretary, Friends General Conference (former)
Draft Resister, eventually Conscientious Objector and long-term Draft Counselor in Chicago.
Robert Birchard; Seattle, Washington; Nurse (Registered)
Herbert Bix; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Professor (History and Sociology, Emeritus), Binghamton University
Daniel Blades; Culp Creek, Puerto Rico
Bob Blair; Fullerton, California; Instructor (College, Retired)
I was a high school student, then went on to college with a student deferment. Since the age of fourteen I wrote a lot of letters, made a lot of phone calls, and spoke out against the war whenever and wherever I could. America needs to deal with the massive slaughter, tragedy and evil of its invasion and war on Viet Nam.
Casey N. Blake; Brooklyn, New York
Bill Blau; Calistoga, California
Vicki Blucher; Beacon, New York
Carolyn P. Blum; New York, New York
Jeffrey Blum; Takoma Park, Maryland; Fellow (Senior), Center for International Policy
Tara Boehm; Phila, Puerto Rico
Michael Bode; Calistoga, California; Pilot (American Airlines)
United States Navy pilot. Resigned 1966.
Roy M. Boehm; Madison, Wisconsin; Director (Executive), Madison Quakers, Inc.
Anne Boggan; New York City, New York; Attorney (Public Interest, Retired)
Participant in Washington antiwar demonstrations; staff member of Friendshipment, which sent medical supplies to Viet Nam after the war; Associate Producer of N.B.C. News' 1985 documentary on the Viet Nam War.
Martin Boksenbaum; Treichlers, Pennsylvania; Teacher
One of the original organizers of the End the Draft group in Brooklyn, New York which supported David Mitchell in his draft resistance case on a Nuremberg International Law basis all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Joe Bonavita; Springfield, Massachusetts; Development (Real Estate)
Julian Bond; Washington, District of Columbia.
I was expelled from the Georgia legislature because of my opposition to the war in Viet Nam. In December 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled my exclusion unconstitutional.
Gerald Bone; Knoxville, Tennessee
Carl T. Boone; Frederick, Maryland, Maryland
Heather Booth; Washington, District of Columbia
As the Viet Nam war began, I was part of the women's and civil rights movements, and an early convener of women's movement antiwar support, including the first session of the We Won't Go conference about women's roles in the movement. I was arrested while supporting someone at their draft board induction who did not support the war. At the University of Chicago helped organize the first campus antiwar sit-in and was active in many teach-ins, demonstrations and other antiwar activities.
Paul Booth; Washington, District of Columbia; Assistant to the President (Executive), A.F.S.C.M.E.
Co-Director of the Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) Peace Research and Education Project, lead organizer of April 17, 1965 March on Washington to end the war, the first such march.
Ed Bortz; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
James Borchert; Rocky River, Ohio; Professor (History, Emeritus), Cleveland State University
Robert Borosage; Annapolis, Maryland; Director, Campaign for America's Future
Lady Borton; Ha Noi, Viet Nam (New Hampshire); Writer, Editor, Translator, Facilitator
Viet Nam Representative, American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C.). Recipient of four honorary degrees for work with all sides during and after the American war in Viet Nam. The same work continues uninterrupted. Author of articles and books; translator of Vietnamese poetry; translator of Ho Chi Minh's autobiography and memoirs by Vo Nguyen Giap, Nguyen Thi Binh, and Le Cao Dai; editor, writer for books on Vietnamese history and culture.
Reber Boult; Albuquerque, New Mexico
As a lawyer I worked in the U.S. and at U.S. bases in other countries to organize and help members of the military having trouble with authorities on account of their opposition to the war, militarism, and racism.
Kevin Bowen; Dedham, Massachusetts; Director, William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences (Former)
1968-69 Sergeant First Class Air Cavalry Division, Viet Nam.
Kevin Boyle; Evanston, Illinois. Professor (History), Northwestern University
Corey Brabon; Elkhart, Indiana; Driver (Head)
Mark Bradley; Madison, Wisconsin; Professor (History)
Bob Brammer; Des Moines, Iowa; Director (Communications), Iowa Attorney General (Former)
Michael F. Branagan; Silver Spring, Maryland; Analyst (Policy, Retired)
The United States unsuccessfully sought to draft me. I saw no logic in its far away war against nothing. I received a medical exemption. For over a year, I lost weight at the University of Maryland to prevent my induction. 1976 I weighed one hundred twenty-two pounds (height six feet, one inch) when pronounced 4-F at Fort Holabird at Dundalk, Maryland. I'd do it again.
Taylor Branch; Baltimore, Maryland; Author
Member, 1966 Encampment for Citizenship picketing "McNamara's War" at the White House; 1968 Alternate Delegate, Georgia Loyal Democrats' successful challenge at the Democratic Convention in Chicago; 1969 Organizer, Viet Nam Moratorium Committee; editor, 1970 "The Politics of Peace" by Sam Brown; 1971 writer, "Prisoners of War/Prisoners of Peace" in The Washington Monthly, and numerous other articles on Viet Nam.
Jan Brassil; Brockton, Massachusetts
John Bratina; McKeesport, Pennsylvania
John W. Braxton; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Delegate, National Steering Committee of U.S. Labor Against the War; Co-President, A.F.T. Local 2026, A.F.L.-C.I.O. (Former)
1967-68 I traveled to North and South Viet Nam on the Quaker ship, Phoenix, to deliver medical supplies to Haiphong in violation of U.S. law. After seeing the effects of the use of antipersonnel weapons, I refused cooperation with the draft, refused to do alternative service as a Conscientious Objector, and served sixteen and a half months in Federal prison before being paroled on a two-and-a-half-year sentence. I am currently active in the leadership of U.S. Labor against the War. In April and May 2014, I visited Viet Nam met with students, veterans, and victims of Agent Orange.
Bruce Blanton Breece; Los Angeles, California
I was in the United States Army and served one tour in Viet Nam at Phu Bai with a helicopter company, Charlie Company, 101st Airborne Division, Airmobile. After being discharged I immediately joined Viet Nam Veterans for Peace.
Vicki Blucher; Beacon, New York
Kevin Boyle; Evanston, Illinois
Professor (History), Northwestern University
David Bremenstuhl; Gaithersburg, Maryland; Educator, Scholar (former), Education Laureate
Since 1967, I have been an activist for Peace and Nonviolence, and an activist leader for Human and Civil Rights. In 1969, I was an active leader in the national Viet Nam Mobilization demonstration in Washington, D.C.!!!
John Brennan; Chico, California; Postal Carrier (Retired)
Howard Brick; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Louis Evans Professor (History), University of Michigan
Kaye Briegel; Long Beach, California; Professor (History, Emeritus), California State University Long Beach (C.S.U.L.B.)
After the war taught U.S. history survey to classes of multicultural students.
Robert K. Brigham; Poughkeepsie, New York; Boskey Professor (History)
Ernest Brill; Northampton, Massachusetts; Teacher (English, Retired)
I created lessons about the Viet Nam War in my high school English classes, using literature ( novels; poems, and short stories, essays and films some by Vietnamese writers as well as American writers) for units about the Viet Nam War. I also had many Viet Nam Veterans speak in my classes, especially when I taught the novel All Quiet on the Western Front. I have also written a novel, currently under consideration at a U.S. publisher about two Viet Nam vets whom are self-taught artists helping each other recover from PTSD from the war and move ahead in their lives. I have also compiled a fairly extensive list on Viet Nam War literature written by American and Vietnamese veterans.
Keith Brinton; Davis, California
1966-70 Administrative Assistant, 1973-75 Co-Director, American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C., Quaker) Viet Nam War Relief Program.
Nancy Broach; Grants, New Mexico
Frank Brodhead; Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
I was a participant in antiwar activities.
Barry Brodsky; Swampscott, Massachusetts. Director, Veterans Upward Bound, University of Massachusetts – Boston (Retired)
Carl Broege; Glen Ridge, New Jersey
The works of the great French journalist Bernard Fall should be the starting point. The test is how honestly the study treats the decision of the U.S. to let the French garrison at Dien Bien Phu to be overrun.
Keith Brooks; Brooklyn, New York
1965-75 antiwar activities: 1967 head of student-faculty committee against the war at L.I.U. 1970 helped found Park Slope People against the War. Pentagon and all the major demonstrations in Washington D.C., Anti-Draft Week, and more.
Tibby Brooks; New York City, New York
Toney Brooks; Salina, Kansas; Author
1968-69 War News Editor, American Forces Viet Nam Network (A.F.V.N.)
Clyde Brown; Oxford, Ohio; Professor (Political Science)
Worked for peace candidates starting with McCarthy, State Director of the Moratorium in Iowa, organized protests against the war in Viet Nam and the invasion of Cambodia at Iowa State University, organized Register for Peace Conference in Iowa.
Kenneth Brown; Marseille, California; Ph.D.
Joshua Brown; New York, New York; Director (Executive), American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, and Professor (History), the Graduate Center, City University of New York
1968-72 staff member of Viet Nam Peace Parade Committee, New York City; designed leaflets, posters, buttons, etc. for Parade Committee, National Mobilization, and other local and national antiwar organizations and coalitions.
Patricia Brown; Eunice, Louisiana; Ph.D.
Sam Brown; Aspen, Colorado; Ambassador
I actively opposed the war. Subsequently was Treasurer of State of Colorado, Director of the A.C.T.I.O.N. Agency, including Peace Corps, V.I.S.T.A., and other U.S. volunteer programs and as U.S. Ambassador. Closure on the divide between veterans, who should be recognized and respected, and the antiwar movement, which proved prescient, would be an important contribution of any commemoration.
Sharon Brown; Silverdale, Washington
Derek N. Buckaloo; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Professor (History, Associate)
I am an historian of the Viet Nam War experience and its after-effects on U.S. foreign policy, politics, and culture. I regularly take student groups to Viet Nam on college travel courses.
Mike Budd; Boca Raton, Florida; Professor (Communications), Florida Atlantic University
Tom Buffett; Okemos, Michigan
David H. Bullard; Gansevoort, New York
Deborah Buffton; La Crosse, Wisconsin
Robert Bughman; Whitewater, Wisconsin
David H. Bullard; Gansevoort, New York; Musician
Doug Bullock; Albany, New York; Legislator, Albany County; Viet Nam War Veteran and Protestor.
John Burke; San Francisco, California
Lynn Burklow; Asheville, North Carolina
John Burnett; Salt Lake City, Utah; Reverend
Diane Bush; Las Vegas, Nevada
I demonstrated and spoke out against the war, and when my fiancé could not obtain a Conscientious Objector draft status, we were forced to leave the states for ten years (the duration of the war). While abroad in the United Kingdom, we demonstrated against the war in London with Bill Clinton. We suffered professionally and economically because of this refugee status, though there were some cultural advantages, and the free medical was convenient, though poor quality in every circumstance. I think those forced out of the country or jailed, etc. should have veteran status.
John Bushnell; Evanston, Illinois; Professor (History)
Kirk Butler; Tampa, Florida
Judy C' DeBaca; Albuquerque, New Mexico
Many lessons were learned during the Viet Nam War. For me the most important was activism and civic duty. This generation STOPPED a war and questioned their government. I am so happy I was able to participate in one way or another, even with three brothers fighting in that war I protested. I questioned my government and welcomed my brothers back home – not as baby killers, but as my brothers!
Kristin Cabral; McLean, Virginia
Peggy Cadbury; San Francisco, California; Nurse (Registered)
1972-73 I was a team member on the American Friends Service Committee's rehabilitation center in Quang Ngai, Viet Nam, and then stayed on until 1974 teaching orphans in Saigon.
Leslie Cagan; New York, New York
Steve Cagan; Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Scott Camil; Gainesville, Florida; President, Veterans for Peace, Gainesville Chapter
Mary Baine Campbell; Cambridge, Massachusetts
In my teens I did what I could: helped organize antiwar demonstrations and benefit concerts in my Ohio town, attended peace marches in D.C. was secretary of an antiwar high school organization affiliated with Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.).
Stanley E. Campbell; Rockford, Illinois
1969 I was a proponent of the war and enlisted in the U.S. Army. 1970-71 served in Viet Nam. I returned and join the antiwar movement, Viet Nam Vets against the War, and now Veterans for Peace.
Terence Cannon; Santa Monica, California
1968 met with the National Liberation Front (N.L.F.) of Viet Nam in Budapest. 1969 antiwar activist in the San Francisco - Bay Area region, defendant in the "Oakland Seven" antiwar conspiracy case. Newspaper editor, The Movement.
Ross Canton; Pine Mountain Club, California
1968-69 Infantryman, Radio Operator for 25th Infantry. Wounded three times, received Bronze Star with Combat V for courage under fire. 1969 spent 9-1/2 months in hospital from multiple shrapnel wounds. 1970 medically retired from Army with 70% disability for Viet Nam wounds and joined Monterey Chapter of Viet Nam Veterans against the War (V.V.A.W.). Currently an active member and contributor of V.V.A.W. and The Veteran.
Barbara Capron; Hampton, New Hampshire
Virginia Carlson; Rochester, New York
Chris Carlsson; San Francisco, California
Wayne E. Carp; Washington; Co-Secretary (East Asia), Mennonite Central Committee (former)
Bill Carpenter; Asheville, Florida and North Carolina (Retired)
Ken Carpenter; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Faculty Member (Adjunct), University of New Mexico International Studies Program; Director, International Programs (Retired)
1972-74 draft resister, spent fourteen months in Federal prison. 1976-81 Regional Peace Education Secretary for the American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C.).
William Carpenter; Winter Springs, Florida; Consultant (Independent)
U.S. Marine Corps Reservist opposed to the war.
Linda Carraway; Tampa, Florida
Eleanor Carren; Irvington, New York (Retired)
Peter J. Carroll; Chicago, Illinois; Associate Professor (History), Northwestern University
Gerrie Casey; South Bend, Indiana; Professor (Labor Studies, Assistant), Indiana University
Mary Ann Caton; Pleasantville, Pennsylvania; Professor (History, Assistant), University of Pittsburgh
Joe Cattolico; Elk Grove, California; Teacher (U.S. History)
Courtney B. Cazden; Lexington, Massachusetts; Professor (Education), Harvard University (Retired)
Pat Cervelli; Tuolumne, California; Social Worker, Licensed Clinical
William Chafe; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Alice Mary Baldwin Professor (History, Emeritus).
Helped manage two Congressional campaigns by antiwar candidate Theodore Weiss in New York City.
Philip Chagnon; Raleigh, North Carolina
Michael Charney; North Kingsville, Ohio
Helen R. Chauncey; Portland, Oregon; Professor (Associate)
Ana Chavez; Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bob Chenoweth; Moscow, Idaho
Kevin Chestnut; Saint Louis, Missouri; Director, Leader (Support Groups); Study Group on Nonviolent Action, Prairie Village, Kansas.
Ben Chitty; New York
1965-69 served in the U.S. Navy (1966-67 in Viet Nam). 1968 joined Viet Nam Veterans against the War, Veterans for Peace.
Hilary Chiz; Asheville, North Carolina; Educator (Civil Rights), United Steelworkers Union; former Director (Executive), American Civil Liberties Union
David Christman; Oxford, Ohio
Zeljko Cipris; Stockton, California; Professor (Education); Director, New England Resource Center for Higher Education, University of Massachusetts – Boston; Professor (Former), University of Michigan.
Daniel Citrenbaum; Narberth, Pennsylvania
Clay Claiborne; Venice, California; Administrator (Linux)
Robert Clark; Oakland, California
Thomas Clash; Delmar, New York
Charlie Clements; Brookline, Massachusetts; Director (Executive), Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Ed Cloonan; Munhall, Pennsylvania
Dick Cluster; Oakland, California; Director (Associate), University Honors Program, University of Massachusetts at Boston
Kenton Clymer; DeKalb, Illinois; Distinguished Research Professor (History), Northern Illinois University
Leon Clymore; Atlanta, Georgia; Teacher (Adjunct), Technical College, Reverend, Ordained Minister
Judith Coburn; Berkeley, California
Ed Cohen; Doraville, Georgia
1963-64 served in Viet Nam.
Mardge Cohen; Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts; Physician
Albert G. Cohen; Pasadena, California; Reverend
1945-1954 U.S. Navy. I am a nine-year Navy veteran and belonged to Clergy and Laity against the War in Viet Nam (C.A.L.C.) and helped organize demonstrations against the war in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Ed Cohen; Doraville, Georgia
1963-64 served in Viet Nam.
Robert Cohen; New York, New York; Physician
Robert David Cohen; New York, New York; Director, Rain Barrel Communications, L.L.C.
Steve Cohen; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Lecturer (Senior, Education Department), Tufts University
Marjorie Cohn; San Diego, California; Professor (Law)
I was active in the April Third Movement (antiwar) at Stanford; co-author of 'Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent'; currently co-coordinator of Viet Nam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign.
Frank Colella; Smyrna, Georgia
Jack Colhoun; Washington, District of Columbia; Author, Historian
Linda Collery; California
Martha Collins; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Writer
Lloyd Stuart Colson III; Belen, New Mexico; Director (Executive, Retired).
1966-67 served in Viet Nam. Upon my discharge and return home, I became a peace activist
Gerry Condon; San Francisco, California
Vice President, Veterans for Peace. As a soldier in 1968, I spoke out against the Viet Nam War and the refused orders to Viet Nam. I was court-martialed and sentenced to 10 years in prison, but escaped to Canada and Sweden. For six years I organized with other U.S. war resisters against the Viet Nam War and for amnesty for all war resisters. When I returned to the U.S. in 1975, my prison sentence was dropped. I have been an antiwar activist ever since, and currently serve as Vice President of Veterans for Peace.
Jim Conn; Santa Monica, California; Reverend, Minister, United Methodist (Retired)
Mary Jo Connelly; Somerville, Massachusetts
Ed Connolly; Menlo Park, California
I'm a Fifth Avenue Peace Parade Committee volunteer, worked as a parade guide at the Moratorium, and marched in demonstrations in New York, Washington, and Fort Dix, including the D.C. protest at the Nixon inauguration.
David Connor; Montpelier, Vermont; Pastor, Old Meeting House, Vermont; Director, Human Services Agency
Thanks!! I just participated at a Cornell conference revisiting the Anti-War Movement there. In the 60s, as Catholic chaplain at Cornell, I turned in my 4-D deferment to protest the Viet Nam War. I was drafted, and refused induction at Buffalo. The government dropped felony charges. Still a peace activist in Vermont.
Andrew Foster Connors; Baltimore, Maryland; Pastor, Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church
J.V. Connors; Silver City, New Mexico
Tom Conrad; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Staff, N.A.R.M.I.C. and American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C.), Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors Board Member (former); Conscientious Objector (C.O.) and draft resister. Board member Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors and staff member American Friends Service Committee.
Rusty Conroy; New Jersey; Professor (Philosophy), Burlington County College, New Jersey
Thomas J. Conroy; Rhode Island; Professor (College)
1970-71 draftee and was in Viet Nam with a Medical Unit north of Da Nang. It was obvious to me most of the people hated us and we were an occupation force. I wrote my Ph.D. dissertation on the P.O.W. /M.I.A. myth and how it impacted working class veterans who adopted it as a metaphor for the way they thought America treated them after their return.
Jack Cook; Endwell, New York; Writer
1969-70 went to prison for refusing to be inducted. Associate Editor of the Catholic Worker at the time. Spent roughly ten years in the movement. 1972 wrote rags of time "A Season in Prison" for Beacon Press. Have written ten other antiwar books since.
Charlie Cooper; Baltimore, Maryland; Citizen
Sandi Cooper; New York City, New York; Professor (History)
As a young professor of history, I developed courses on War and Society, and on the history of imperialism. As a parent, I marched with my young child in several protests and traveled to Washington, D.C. for at least one major protest.
Ana Coria; Long Beach, California; Protestor (Antiwar)
I opposed the Viet Nam War, took part in demonstrations and organizing, including sanctuary for a resister at my university.
Esther T. Cornell; Fort Collins, Colorado; Director, Army Museum
I sign this in memory of my brother, Richard Warren Thompson (1949-1973) the only Quaker Conscientious Objector to die in Viet Nam. He volunteered with American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C.) at Quang Ngai, a rehab facility that made medical devices for civilian amputees. His name will never be on the Wall, but he is a casualty of the Viet Nam War.
Tom Cornell; Marlborough, New York; Editor (Associate), the Catholic Worker
1963 called the first demonstration against the Viet Nam War on July 13. 1965 organized the first draft card burning in New York City on November 6, 1965 and served a six-month prison term for that.
David Cortright; South Bend, Indiana; Director (Associate), Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Bill Costley; Santa Clara, California; Poet, Blogger, Writer
1967 became an Antiwar Poet, and in 1968 I became an East Coast Journalist and East Coast Vigiler (twenty years in Wellesley, Massachusetts Sq.), from 2006 to present West Coast Vigiler in San Jose, California. I am also a San Francisco Bay Area on-line journalist and blogger.
George Cotkin; San Luis Obispo, California. Professor (History, Emeritus)
Paul B. Couming; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nurse (Registered), Surgical
Draft resister and civil disobedience raids on draft boards.
Andrew Courtney; Croton-on-Hudson, New York; Documentary Photographer
Antiwar activist from the beginning and throughout the war. 1986 visited Viet Nam with Don Luce and the International Voluntary Services (I.V.S.) team.
Rachel Cowan; New York, New York; Director, Institute for Jewish Spirituality (former)
Bruce Cox; Brevard, North Carolina; Educator
Beyond draft age, I "stood up" with Conscientious Objectors at local draft board in Texas.
John Cox; Charlotte, North Carolina; Professor (Associate), Holocaust and Human Rights Studies
Richard Crepeau; Orlando, Florida; Professor (History), University of Central Florida
James Cromwell; Warwick, California; Actor
Chris Cullander; Berkeley, California; Director, Office of Institutional Research (former); Professor (Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences), Associate Adjunct, University of California San Francisco (U.C.S.F.)
Active in antiwar protests in Chicago and San Francisco Bay Area.
Carole Cullum; Vallejo, California; Attorney
Active in antiwar efforts. Met with Madame Binh in Paris.
David Culver; Eastham, Massachusetts; Professor (History)
John Cupples; Boston, Massachusetts
After involvement in Viet Nam Summer as a graduate student in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I became a regional director for Clergy and Laity Concerned (C.A.L.C.) and was responsible for organizing religiously oriented antiwar congregations. I worked in this position full-time from 1968-1974. Advocated at the Paris Peace Talks as part of a Citizens Delegation for Peace organized by C.A.L.C.
Catherine Cusic; San Francisco, California; Physician Assistant (Retired)
My uncle, Major Charles Rogers (beloved Uncle Buddy) died flying illegal sorties in Cambodia. Both my brothers served in Viet Nam (boots on the ground). Both brothers opposed the war when they returned home. I was a student and participated in teach-ins, marches, strikes etc. I am also very concerned that we teach about the millions of Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians who died or were injured because of this war.
Daniel Czitrom; South Hadley, Massachusetts; Professor (History), Mount Holyoke College
Deeply involved in antiwar movement through high school (Bronx Science), college (S.U.N.Y. Binghamton), and grad school (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Donald A. Daiker; Oxford, Ohio; Professor (Emeritus), Miami University
Victoria A. Daiker; Oxford, Ohio; Attorney
Edward Damato; Brooklyn, New York
1967-68 Viet Nam veteran stationed in the Mekong Delta; former National Coordinator, Viet Nam Veterans against the War
Deborah D’Amico; Teaneck, New Jersey
Stephen Dana; Oxford, Ohio
Bruce Dancis; Cardiff, California and Putnam Valley, New York; Writer; Editor, Sacramento Bee Arts & Entertainment (Retired)
Judy Danielson; Denver, Colorado; Therapist (Physical)
1968-70 Physical Therapist with Viet Nam Christian Service, working in the Saigon government rehabilitation center, treating war injured and affected civilian men, women and children, and teaching physical therapy. Active in the antiwar movement when I returned, worked with Clergy and Laity Concerned about the War and later became staff for the Denver American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C.)
Thad Danielson; Cummington, Massachusetts
Donald Danyko; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Engineer (Chemical)
David; Los Angeles, California; Representative, A.F.S.C.M.E Union (Retired)
Carl Davidson; Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Co-chair (National), Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, Formerly Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.), New Mobe, Pentecostals and Charismatics for Peace and Justice (P.C.P.J.) and National Peace Action Coalition (N.P.A.C.).
Lawrence Davidson; West Chester, Pennsylvania; Professor (History, Emeritus)
Charles Davis; Carmel, Indiana; Professor
Joyce Davis; New York, North Carolina; Concerned Citizen
People are entitled to know the truth about governmental activities. With reference to current events, I believe the right to truth is more pertinent than ever.
Lee S. Davis; Portland, Oregon; Shipwright
Rebecca Davis; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Professor (Associate)
Rennie Davis; Lyons, Colorado
Melissa Dawson; China Township, Michigan
Declan; Dublin, Ireland
Mike Dedrick; Seattle, Washington
Viet Nam veteran Regional Coordinator Viet Nam Veterans against the War; current member, past president, Veterans for Peace (Chapter 92). Copied below is a speech Dan Gilman and I heard at Seattle University in 2012. Please read what this officer had to say about the antiwar movement, an example of the anti-history narrative put out by the Department of Defense.
Good Morning, I am David Oberlander, a Colonel in the United States Army stationed at Joint Base Lewis - Mc Chord, just south of Tacoma. It is an honor to be here with you today to show our respect and support from a grateful nation to our Viet Nam veterans and their families. I believe it is very important for subsequent generations to look back upon the accomplishments of their forefathers and to pause and reflect upon the sacrifices that these great men and women made for this nation and also to solemnly honor those who gave their last full measure of devotion for the causes that we as a people hold so dear.
I did not come here to argue the justification and conduct of the war in Viet Nam but rather to honor the sacrifices that those in uniform made for the noble cause of freedom. They did not choose the time and place or the circumstances that this great nation called upon them.
They simply did as every generation has done throughout our history. They left home and Family to travel to distant shores, not for empire or glory, but to fulfill the obligations that those who love this country and its ideals know must be protected from tyranny.
They demonstrated in act and purpose what President Kennedy stated in his inaugural speech in 1961, ‘Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.’
They are the ones who bore the burden, who paid the price, who met those unrelenting hardships to assure the survival of that one single ideal that can bind all of mankind together.
As a soldier, I have served in Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. I have lost soldiers and friends in combat. In the military we have a saying, ‘They may be gone, but they will never be forgotten.’ It seems to me, that many Americans forgot our Viet Nam War Veterans and their families. From my perspective it is time that we show them the respect and admiration that they deserve and to remember and honor their accomplishments and sacrifices.
There are many who think that those of us in the military have a much different view of war, that we somehow glorify it. Nothing could be further from the truth. War is a violent and often brutal affair. We would much rather prevent a war than to fight one. But we like most Americans believe that some things are worth fighting for.
I would like to begin with a quote from John Stuart Mill that I think most concisely expresses the sometimes necessary evil that sends our nations sons and daughter to fight for our ideals and interests. It is not a specific reference to the Viet Nam War, but provides one man's view of a world in which good and evil often struggle and how within that world there exist difficult choices for nations and individuals. He said, ‘War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.’
Today we are gathered to remember the service, valor, and sacrifice of our Viet Nam veterans who served in a war that was fought during a time in the United States when our nation was torn between supporting a war many did not see as "our fight" and supporting the sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers that were deployed to fight.
Our focus as a nation now is to remember the 58,282 Americans that lost their lives and the 1,666 that have still yet to come home. To honor those who have honored us with their service, valor, and sacrifice.
Historians still cannot agree on precisely when the war began. But what we all can agree on is that our troops faced insurmountable challenges. Climate, terrain, tactical and political challenges in an inherently complex situation. Their mission to secure South Viet Nam, gain the trust and loyalty of the people and eradicate the Viet Cong often seemed impossible. Still, our troops overcame all and fought with honor.
Our veterans have stories. Stories that must be told. I ask that when you see a Viet Nam veteran, that you take the time, ask the veteran to tell you a story, and listen. The Viet Nam War has also taught our nation many lessons. Lessons in urban warfare, counterinsurgency, that the enemy does not always were a uniform and operate from a higher command, and most importantly that the full support of the American people is the center of gravity for our military success and in therefore invaluable to our troops in the field. When we deny them that we deny them victory.
I'd like to relate to you a story by Lieutenant General Raymond Mason of how he as a young family member felt by during the Viet Nam war. I think it epitomizes why more than anything else, a service member must have the love of their Family and the support of their Nation. He states:
I was a young Army brat and it was difficult for me to watch my dad come back after his third tour in Viet Nam and not get treated appropriately, at least in my mind...I was just a pretty young guy at that time, but I could feel that it wasn't right. It struck me, and I knew if I ever had the opportunity to make that right I would do the best I could. In my experience we have learned a few lessons.
We understand as a nation the sacrifice that our service men and women make and must continue to support them when they are placed in harm's way. We have learned that no matter the conflict, World War II, Korea, Viet Nam, or Iraq there is no difference in their courage and sense of duty. There is no difference when it comes to fear and suffering, on the front line, in the jungle, or on the home front. There is no difference in the love and longing of their families.
And, there is no difference in the wounds that remain both seen and unseen. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey stated that ‘...never again [should we] allow our veterans and their families to be left alone, left to feel outside, left to fend for themselves.’
As a nation we may not agree on the particulars of the operation, but we must always come home to the hard truth that our service men and women need to know we fully back them in their service to their country. We must bond together and help heal the wounds and heartache caused by the Viet Nam war. We must utilize our veterans to tell their story. Look around you, the Viet Nam veterans came home to go on to be some of our foremost leaders in politics, business, sports, and education.
As I was researching to write this speech I came across some little known facts. 91% of Viet Nam veterans say they are glad they served. 74% of Viet Nam Veterans said they would serve again, even knowing the results. Five American's killed in Viet Nam were only sixteen years of age. The oldest American killed in Viet Nam was sixty-two years of age.
The domino theory was accurate. The Asian countries of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand stayed free of Communism because of the United States' commitment to Viet Nam. One out of every ten Americans who served in Viet Nam was a casualty. 75,000 Viet Nam veterans are severely disabled.
At the time Viet Nam veterans were the best educated forces our nation has ever sent to combat. 79% had a high school education or better. 87% of Americans hold Viet Nam Veterans in high esteem.
The American military did not lose one major battle during our entire involvement. The fall of Saigon happened two years after the America military left Viet Nam. How could we lose a war we had already stopped fighting?
There were almost twice as many casualties in Southeast Asia after the fall of Saigon in 1975 then there were during the ten years the United States was involved in Viet Nam. In essence, the Peace Movement "killed" more people than the United States did in Viet Nam.
In closing, we need to take the time to recognize our Viet Nam veterans. Let them know our resolve, "we will never forget." I wish to leave you with these words form President John F. Kennedy. ‘Let the world know that the keepers of peace will endure through every trial, and that with the full backing of their countrymen, they are going to prevail.’
As we leave here today seek out a veteran, especially a Viet Nam veteran and let them know you recognize their sacrifice. I would like to once again thank you for your generous offer to speak today. It has been a great honor. In the words of President John F. Kennedy, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.’
Mary Susan DeLaura; Arlington, Massachusetts
Howard DeNike; San Francisco, California; Instructor (University), Attorney
Judith DeGroat; Madrid, New York; Professor (History, Associate)
Julian Del Gaudio; Long Beach, California; Professor (History)
I am a veteran of the antiwar movement during the Viet Nam War
Anthony Del Plato; Interlaken, New York; Student of History; Innkeeper; Chef and Supervisor, Cornell University Access Services (Former)
Winter Dellenbach; Palo Alto, California; Attorney (Public Interest Law)
Lance Del Plato; Englishtown, New Jersey
Karen DeLue; Oxford, Ohio
Michael Dennis; Pullman, Washington; Student, Graduate (History)
Steven Deutsch; Eugene, Oregon, Oregon; Faculty, University of Oregon (Retired)
1964-65 original member of Clergy and Laity Concerned (C.A.L.C.) in Cleveland, Ohio. 1966 helped start Clergy and Laity Concerned in Eugene, Oregon, an organization still vibrant and active.
Kenneth Deveney; Ashland, Oregon; Specialist 4
Eliot Dickinson; Monmouth, Oregon and Austria; Teacher
Boston Newsreel, films on draft resistance and antiwar demonstrations.
Bruce Dickson; Los Angeles, California; Intuitive (Health), Author (Health Intuitive).
I had a high draft number so was never called, active in Philadelphia Quaker intentional community. If the Pentagon wishes to degrade the United States, please do overlay another whitewash of the fierce diversity of opinion that existed during Viet Nam.
Rodney Dickson; Brooklyn, New York; Artist
Dorothy Diehl; Winona, Minnesota
Robert J. DiOrio; Las Vegas, Nevada; Psychologist
David Dittemore; Tacoma, Washington; Engineer (Retired)
1969-70 I was stationed at the Da Nang, Viet Nam Supply Depot and on board a destroyer escort in the Pacific. 1970-71 I spent some time on Viet Nam coast plane guard in the Naval Reserve.
Linda Dittmar; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Professor (Emerita)
1990 editor, with the late Gene Michaud, of From Hanoi to Hollywood, the Viet Nam War in American Film (Rutgers). I have for many years been involved with the Joiner Center for the Study of War and its Social Consequences at University of Massachusetts, Boston. A veteran of the Israeli army, my antiwar activism now extends beyond Viet Nam to include teaching and writing about Israel and Palestine.
Phyllis Dolgin; New York, New York
Dolores A. Donovan; La Jolla, California; Professor (Law, Research)
1971 attorney with the Lawyers Military Defense Committee in (then) Saigon.
Shawn M. Donovan; Lebanon, New Hampshire
Draft Resister, Peace Maker.
Dan Dorfman; Evanston, Illinois
Arthur Dorland; East Cleveland, Ohio
John Dowling; Statesboro, Georgia
U.S. Army, Spec5, E5
Stuart N. Dowty; Ypsilanti, Michigan; Attorney (Retired)
William Draper; Richmond, Virginia
Roger Drew; White Plains, New York
Mara Drogan; Troy, New York; Professor (History, Visiting Assistant)
Rebecca Drysdale; Decatur, Georgia
Peg Dublin; Chicago, Illinois
Thomas Dublin; Berkeley, California; Professor (History), State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) – Binghamton
Mary L. Dudziak; Atlanta, Georgia; Asa Griggs Candler Professor (Law), Emory University School of Law
Mary Duerksen; Oxford, Ohio; Coordinator, Career Education (County Program)
Opposed the war with letters to Congresspersons and editors; attended demonstrations.
David V. DuFault; La Quinta, California; Professor (History), San Diego State University
A veteran of the United States Naval Reserves prior to the Viet Nam war. I participated in marches and demonstrations.
Bernard J. Duff; Whitehall, Michigan
I'd like to be included in both visits to Viet Nam. I already live in Viet Nam, but please keep me informed.
John Dulik; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Julianne Dumas; Delray Beach, Florida
How many deaths will it take until we learn too many people have died?
Geoffrey Dunbar; Dunedin, Florida; Librarian
Kurt Dunbar; Bellingham, Washington; Professor (History)
Resisted the war. After being drafted, I fled to Canada.
William E. Durston; Gold River, California; Physician
1968-69 Viet Nam, United States Marine Corps (U.S.M.C.) Field Radio Operator/Reconnaissance Man, Third Force Reconnaissance Company. Currently President of the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
George Dutton; Los Angeles, California
Janis Dutton; Oxford, Ohio
Arthur Eckstein; Greenbelt, Maryland; Distinguished Professor (History)
1967-1970 I was in many antiwar demonstrations.
Tom Edminster; Pacifica, California; Teacher (High School)
Activist, Peace, Justice, Environmental; High school organizing: 1969-73 teach-ins; high school underground newspaper; showed National Action/Research on the Military Industrial Complex (N.A.R.M.I.C.) Air War slide show; raised funds for Committee on Responsibility; active with Student Mobilization Committee (S.M.C.), in Peoples Blockade of U.S.S. Enterprise 1972; California Air War Vote, and more.
Corrine Egan; Erie, Pennsylvania; Consultant
John Ehrenreich; Sherman, Connecticut; Professor; S.D.S. activist in New York City.
One of initial organizers of the big New York City Fifth Avenue demonstrations and of the New York Committee to End the War in Viet Nam (a network of local community organizations).
Joanne Ehrhardt; Appleton, Wisconsin
Jordan Eisen; Seattle, Washington.
I recently traveled through Southeast Asia and the effects of the Vietnam War and multination bombing campaigns are very much still being felt. To have a war commemoration without acknowledging the victims and the dissenters who brought an end to the war on behalf of the victims and humanity in general would be a white washing of history at minimum, if not a flat out lie. Do not erase reality.
Carolyn Eisenberg; Brooklyn, New York; Professor (U.S. Foreign Policy and History)
Involved in antiwar organizing at the University of Chicago, member of Columbia University Strike Steering Committee. Completing a book on the Nixon-Kissinger period of Viet Nam War.
Art Eisenson; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Writer
Saundra Ekhause; Teaneck, New Jersey; Coach (School, Literacy), West New York and New Jersey
David Elder; Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Geoff Eley; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Professor
John Ellig; Albuquerque, New Mexico
David E. Ellington; San Leandro, California; Teacher
Heather Ellis; Longmont, Colorado; Agent (Enrolled), Professional Tax Advisor
Daniel Ellsberg; Kensington, California; Writer
1964-65 Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; 1965-66 Member, Senior Liaison Office, U.S. Embassy, Saigon, Viet Nam; 1967 Special Assistant to deputy Ambassador William Porter, U.S. Embassy, Saigon, Viet Nam.
Marilyn Elzey; Oxford, Ohio; Teacher (English, High School)
Richard D. Erlich; Port Hueneme, California
Gil S. Espinosa; Hayward, California
Raymond Lee Eurquhart; Durham, North Carolina
James Eusebio; Davis, California; Physician
Marilee Eusebio; Davis, California; Teacher (Public Elementary Schools)
Kathleen Evans; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stuart Ewen; New York, New York; Distinguished Professor, City University of New York (C.U.N.Y.)
Activist with Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) and staff of the Radical Education Project.
Steve Ewoldt; Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines.
Jeffrey Eyges; Brookline, Massachusetts
Benjamin Faber; Croton-on-Hudson, New York; Teacher (High School)
David M. Fahey; Oxford, Ohio; Professor (History, Emeritus), Miami University, Ohio (Retired)
Richard Falk; Santa Barbara, California; Professor (International Law, Emeritus), Princeton University
Dorothy Fall; Washington, District of Columbia
I am an artist and author of "Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier-Scholar." Married to Bernard B. Fall, an eminent expert, historian, military analyst on Viet Nam and author of many books and hundreds of articles on Viet Nam.
Jim Fallon; Hoboken, New Jersey; Representative (Union, Retired)
Mike Farrell; Los Angeles, California; Actor
Lawrence Faulkner; New Paltz, New York; Attorney.
Active in antiwar and draft resistance movement in Buffalo, New York. Returned my draft card, ordered to report for induction, refused. Case went to Supreme Court, which ruled my being ordered for induction for turning in my draft card violated the Constitution. Continued activity against the war.
Bob Fearn; Cloverdale, California; Air Force Pilot (Retired)
Dianne Feeley; Detroit, Michigan.
Editor, Against the Current. G.I.-Civilian March for Peace office manager (San Francisco, California), participated in many marches during those years.
Gordon Fellman; Cambridge, Massachusetts
Michael Felsen; Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Dennis Feltz; Cedar Falls, Iowa; Therapist
David Fergusson; Rochester, New York
Jim Ferlo; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Member and President, Pittsburgh City Council
Richard Fernandez; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Reverend, Consultant (Religious and Non-Profit Organizations)
Emily Fernbaugh; Lincoln, Nebraska; Assistant (Education)
Connie Field; Berkeley, California; Director, Clarity Films; Filmmaker (Documentary; The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, Freedom On My Mind, Have You Heard From Johannesburg – www.clarityfilms.org)
I was a staff member of the following Anti-Viet Nam War organizations: Resist, The Resistance (Boston), the Resistance (Palo Alto, CA), The People's Coalition for Peace and Justice (New York City); The Indo-China Peace Campaign (New York City national staff); 1968-73 I was on the planning committee of numerous Anti-Viet Nam war demonstrations in the Boston Area, Washington D.C. and New York City.
Anita Fiessi; Berkeley, California
Barbara Filner; San Diego, California; Director (Training), National Conflict Resolution Center (former)
David H. Finke; Columbia, Missouri
1967-73 American Friends Service Committee staff, Peace Education section, Chicago Regional office. Worked with many conscientious objectors within and outside the military. Wrote friend-of-court brief leading to changes in the federal judiciary's treatment of draft refusers. Was in contact with many antiwar organizations, and participated in and helped with training for nonviolent protests against the war. Defendant in City of Chicago vs Lynd et al. 1959 at age eighteen personally recognized as a conscientious objector.
John Finnegan; Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Tore up draft card and sent pieces to Selective Service office with letter. Refused induction in Philadelphia. Lived and worked with people from Philadelphia Resistance. Member of East Coast Conspiracy to Save Lives (Berrigans).
Gregg Finney; Westminster, Colorado
Allan Fisher; San Francisco, California
1960s and 70s active in antiwar movement.
Dena Fisher; New York, New York
Jonathan G. Fisher; Wabash, Indiana; Administrator (Mental Health, Retired)
Wendy Fisher; Newton, New Jersey
John J. Fitzgerald; Longmeadow, Massachusetts; U.S. Army, Captain O-3 (Retired); Teacher (History, Retired)
1964-68 U.S. Army Commissioned – Second Lieutenant (Infantry), 1964 Viet Nam Veteran (Combat Infantry Platoon Leader 25th Infantry Division, 1966 Awarded Bronze Star for Valor, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Medal)
Co-Author and Editor of The Vietnam War: A History in Documents. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. I hope we can provide an honest and accurate account of the Viet Nam Conflict from World War I to the present.
Paul Fitzgerald; Seattle, Washington
Ed Flaherty; Iowa City, Iowa; United States Army Veteran
Art Fleischner; New York, New York; Organizer (Union)
Cheri Fleming; Monroe, Washington
Elisha A. Fleming; Kansas City, Missouri; Pastor, Professor (Associate)
Bill Fletcher, Jr. Mitchellville, Maryland
Jeffrey Fogel; Charlottesville, Virginia; Attorney at Law
Jerise Fogel; New York, New York; Professor (Classics and General Humanities, Adjunct), Montclair State University
Michael Foley; Brooklyn, New York
Richard Foos; Los Angeles, California
June Foran; Tolland, Connecticut; Assistant (Administrative)
Geraldine Forbes; Dewitt, New York; Professor (History, Retired)
Reese Forbes; Saint Louis, Missouri
Mark Foreman; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Veteran, Viet Nam; Teacher (Retired)
Robert Forrant; Lowell, Massachusetts; Professor (History), University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Janice Foss; Pinole, California
Ernest Foss III; Medford, New Jersey
Stephen Foust; Batavia, Illinois; Director, Community Services.
Diane Fox; Santa Barbara, California; Lecturer (Senior), Anthropology
1991-2001 teaching and writing in Viet Nam, 1991-2001; 2007 Dissertation on Agent Orange; teaching Viet Nam Studies in U.S.
Geoffrey Fox; Carboneras, Spain and New York
I was a local leader in Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) and other actions against the war in Chicago and the surrounding vicinity. In 1971 as a Sociology Instructor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, I organized a campus-wide antiwar campaign ("Indochina Quarter"), mobilizing faculty in all departments to introduce relevant information in their courses, e.g., chemistry professors might include a section on napalm, etc.
Douglas Foy; Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Merrill Franco; Fresno, California
Joseph Frankl; San Francisco, California
H. Bruce Franklin; Montclair, New Jersey; John Cotton Dana Professor (English and American Studies), Rutgers University – Newark
Jane Franklin; Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.A.; Historian
Ellen Franzen; Berkeley, California; Crossing Guard!
1965-69 demonstrated against the war.
Keith Fredrikson; Bellingham, Washington
Anita Frijhoff; Austin, Texas
Kenneth Frisof; Shaker Heights, Ohio; Physician
Active antiwar movement participant, including Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) member. I organized and led the Harvard “We Won’t Go” movement.
Patricia Froelich; Montgomery, Illinois; Teacher (Special Education)
I was a college student during the end of the sixties and early seventies. I actively protested the war and supported those who chose to leave their country instead of fighting an unjust war.
Ann Froines; Hamden (New Haven County), Connecticut; Faculty (Women’s Studies Program)
John Froines; Santa Monica, California; Professor (Environmental Health), University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.)
Antiwar movement, Chicago Seven, Peoples Peace Treaty, Indochina Peace Campaign, Mobilization
E. Michael Fulk; Wheatland, California; Driver (Truck)
1965 dropped out of college and received induction notice. Due to my father's position in California National Guard obtained entrance. After two years wrote resignation to Commanding Officer and quit attending meetings. Two months later received orders to report for active duty. Went underground, changed name and was declared Absent without Leave (A.W.O.L.) and was actively pursued by the F.B.I. Seven years later was discharged as "undesirable" under President Carter's Amnesty extension.
Rich Fuller; Nha Trang, Viet Nam (Maryland)
Helped resettle Vietnamese refugees, translated and performed some of "the Bob Dylan of Viet Nam" peace songs in Vietnamese and English for Vietnamese charities.
John Funiciello; Sharon Springs, New York
Stephanie Funiciello; Sharon Springs, New York
Eric Gable; Richmond, Virginia
Robert Gaines; Santa Fe, New Mexico
Nicholas Galinski; Washington, District of Columbia
Janet Gallagher; New York City, New York; Attorney
Active in Catholic Peace Fellowship and participated in local and national demos and programs.
Mark Gallagher; Haverhill, Massachusetts
Ruth Gallo; New York, New York; Director (Assistant), Executive
Active in National Mobilization to End the War in Viet Nam. Organizer of demonstrations in New York City and Washington D.C.
William A. Gamson; Chilmark, Massachusetts
Zerlda Gamson; Chilmark, Massachusetts; Professor (Retired)
Longtime grass roots activist on women's issues, civil rights, peace and anti-Viet Nam War activities.
Jerry Garcia; Altadena, California; Educator
Chet Gardiner; Tucson, Arizona
Janet Gardner; Rocky Hill, New Jersey; President, the Gardner Documentary Group
1969 participated in protests against the Viet Nam War in Washington, District of Columbia. 1987 toured Viet Nam on U.S. Indochina Reconciliation Project (U.S.I.R.P.) delegation and, in 1990, Cambodia.
As a print journalist, covered the Agent Orange hearings and class action lawsuit by Viet Nam veterans and more recently by Vietnamese victims of herbicide exposure. Produced and directed trilogy of films on post war Viet Nam: "A World beneath the War"; "Precious Cargo"; and "The Last Ghost of War." Covered the Cambodian genocide through the testimony of surviving dancers in "Dancing through Death." All were broadcast on PBS stations and internationally.
Geoffrey Gardner; West Fairlee, Vermont; Writer; Lecturer (English), Tufts University
Sheridan Gardner; Washington, District of Columbia
Tom Gardner; Amherst, Massachusetts; Professor (Communication)
1967 Chairman, Southern Student Organizing Committee; Steering Committee of several national marches; participant, Bratislava conference; organizer, Southern Peace Tours; Southern Field Director, Viet Nam Summer. Spring 2014 teaching seminar on the Viet Nam War: Media, Memory, Legacy. Conscientious Objector. 2012 took students to Viet Nam, will again in June 2016. Working on documentary on Agent Orange in Viet Nam and U.S. media silence.
Reebee Garofalo; Somerville, Massachusetts; Professor (Emeritus)
Linda Garrett; Santa Monica, California
Barbara Garson; New York City, New York
I worked at The Shelter Half, an antiwar coffee house near Fort Lewis Army Base and McCord air force base. Aside from serving coffee and providing a comfortable place for G.I.s we helped thousands of service men who did clever and brave things inside the military both to preserve their own humanity and help end the war in Viet Nam.
Helen Garvy; Santa Cruz, California
Activist with S.D.S. in New York, Hoboken, New Jersey, and San Francisco, California.
Greg Gaut; Winona, Minnesota; Faculty (Emeritus), Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
1967 I served in Viet Nam and I moved here in 1991.
Don Gayton; Summerland, Washington; Ecologist, Consulting (British Columbia)
1966-69 I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia. Opposed the Viet Nam War while a student at Washington State University. I applied for Conscientious Objector status on moral grounds, but was rejected. I moved to Canada.
Maggie Geddes; Sacramento, California; Attorney
I was involved in the Catholic peace movement, opposed to the U.S. war in Viet Nam. July 1969 participated in the women's draft board action in New York City, destroying five New York City draft boards' records to interrupt the U.S. participation in the war.
Geoff Geiger; Alameda, California; Specialist (Public Relations)
Christine C. George; Chicago, Illinois; Professor (Research, Associate)
1964-69 involved in organizing and protesting against the war both during my undergraduate years at University of Wisconsin-Madison; 1969-75 community organizer in Chicago.
David A. Gerber; Buffalo, New York; Professor (History, Former)
Deborah Gerson; San Francisco, California; Teacher (College)
Joseph Gerson; Watertown, Massachusetts
Director of Arizonans for Peace and staff member of Clergy and Laity Concerned about Viet Nam. Conscientious Objector, then a draft resister. Organized numerous nonviolent protest actions, conferences, and demonstrations. Draft and military counseling of three thousand draft-age men, and members of the Air Force, Marines and Army. Arrested several times for nonviolent direct actions.
David Gerwin; New York City, New York; Professor (Social Studies Education, Associate)
Marvin Gettleman; New York City, New York
Contributed to the antiwar movement by compiling an early and important collection of documents about the United States and Viet Nam.
Paul Giannone; Marietta, Georgia; Division Director (Deputy), Center for Disease Control (Centers for Disease Control)
Since the end of the war, I have been to Viet Nam a number of times as a tourist and for Centers for Disease Control. 2008 helped develop the pandemic flu plan. 2013 helped establish an emergency operations center at the Ministry of Health. 1969-71 two-tour veteran of Viet Nam who fought the ugly other war of the "hearts and minds." 1979-81 Director of Screening Operations for the Boat People in Singapore. Last year for Centers for Disease Control, I was in Ha Noi for five months working with the Ministry of Health. I have seen a very discouraging pattern among Viet Nam veterans who are starting to romanticize this war. There was nothing good about it and, no, it was not Jane Fonda or liberals who caused our defeat. We turned our backs on our own constitution, Bill of Rights and supported the most corrupt regime in the region.
I have written about my involvement in the war and its grimy aftermath, and would gladly send you some chapters. A lot has not been documented. I witnessed torture and abuse of refugees and, unfortunately, volunteered for what I call the "Last Body Count,“ the last lie of the Viet Nam War: the boat people program. The media missed this major story. I have been to Viet Nam a number of times since the end of the war as a tourist and for Centers for Disease Control.
2008 helped develop pandemic flu plan and in 2013 helped establish emergency operations center at the Ministry of Health. I retired from Centers for Disease Control and can be contacted by my e-mail or 770-971-8285. Hoa Binh (Without War in Vietnamese).
Jim Giardina; La Mesa, California; Citizen
Christoph Giebel; Seattle, Washington; Associate Professor (International Studies and History), University of Washington
In 1980-81 medical relief work with Vietnamese refugees on the German Red Cross hospital ship MV Flora. 1986-87 academic residency in Ha Noi. Since 1996 Professor (Vietnamese History).
Kathleen Gilberd; Lemon Grove, California; Director (Executive), Military Law Task Force
1971-72 worked with Support Our Soldiers (support group for G.I. coffeehouses and papers), then with the Center for Servicemen's Rights and Up from the Bottom newspaper in San Diego through the end of the war.
Gary Gilbert; Arlington Heights, Illinois
Jay Gilbert; Hastings-on-Hudson, New York; Professor
Susan Gilbert; Denver, Colorado
Daniel Gilman; Seattle, Washington
Medic, U.S. Army, from January to October 1969 at Long Bien Base, Bien Hoa, Viet Nam with the 20th Engineers. After war, joined Viet Nam Veterans against the War and Veterans for Peace. On the Board of Peace Trees Viet Nam, an organization removing and exploding left over mines and bombs from the war.
Lawrence Gilpatric; Hartville, Ohio; Professor
1966-69 U.S. Marine Corps (U.S.M.C.) full tour in Viet Nam. Honorable Discharge as Sergeant. 1970-71 attended antiwar rallies on the Green of New Haven, Connecticut.
Carter Giorgi; Bennington, Vermont
Greg Giorgio; Altamont, New York; Organizer, I.W.W.
January 1974 I was a draft-age eighteen-year-old when the war ended. My opposition was frustrated by the lack of an outlet to express my opposition, as my high school and the town where I lived were not involved in any active protest or education about the atrocities, the political implications, etc.
Todd Gitlin; New York, New York; Professor (Journalism and Sociology); Chair, Ph.D. Program (Communications), Columbia University
1963-64 President Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.), co-organizer first national demonstration against the war, April 16, 1965.
Diana Glasgow; Florence, Oregon
Pete Gleichman; Ward, Colorado; Mayor (Ex-Officio)
Ted Gleichman; Portland, Oregon
Harriet Glickman; Sherman Oaks, California
Sherna B. Gluck; Topanga, California; Participant in the Los Angeles Resistance.
Fred Goda; Watsonville, California
Louis Godena; Cumberland, Rhode Island
388th Tactical Fighter Wing, Korat Air force Base, Thailand
Nathan Godfried; Orono, Maine; Professor (History)
Petra Goedde; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historian (U.S. Foreign Relations), Temple University. Former Political Editor, San Jose Mercury News; Communications Director, California Governor Gray Davis; Director, Survey and Policy Research Institute
Jacquelynn Goessling; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Beryl Goldberg; New York City, New York; Photojournalist
Bruce Goldberg; Carlisle, Massachusetts; Education Officer (Chief), Connect (former)
Jackie Goldberg; Los Angeles, California; Lecturer, Teacher (Education Program), University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.)
Activist in antiwar protest planning and implementation; with others, founded Women against the War; spoke at some rallies.
Janet Golden; Camden, New Jersey
Steven Goldfield; Oakland, California; Ph.D.
Warren Goldstein; New York City, New York; Teaching, Humanist, Harry Jack Gray Distinguished; Chair, Department of History, University of Hartford
I teach the history of the Viet Nam War, and wrote the biography of William Sloane Coffin, Jr. one of the war's most prominent religious opponents.
William C. Goodfellow; Washington, District of Columbia; Director (Executive), Center for International Policy. Thanks!
Andrew Gordon; Newton, Massachusetts; Professor
Ann D. Gordon; New Brunswick, New Jersey
Wisconsin Draft Resistance Union and other antiwar activities.
Glenn M. Gordon; Eugene, Oregon; Physician (Surgeon)
Active in Clergy And Laity Against Viet Nam Clergy and Laity Concerned About Viet Nam (C.A.L.C.AV).
Linda Gordon; Madison, Wisconsin
Claire Gorfinkel; Altadena, California; Activist (Retired), Chaplain (Part-time)
Stephen S. Gosch; Madison, Wisconsin; Professor (History, Emeritus), University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
1965-68 antiwar activity as a graduate student at Rutgers, 1969-75 as faculty member at UW- Eau Claire. 1973 and 1984-2008 taught a course on the Viet Nam War.
Van Gosse; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Associate Professor (History)
Patricia Goudvis; Cambridge, Massachusetts
Deborah Gouin; Houghton Lake, Michigan; Historian, Author, Reporter
Donna Gould; New York, New York
1964-68 I was an activist working against the war in Viet Nam. During part of this time, I was on the staff of the Fifth Avenue Peace Parade Committee.
Thomas M. Grace; Buffalo, New York; President, Local 167, Public Employees Federation S.E.I.U., A.F.L.-C.I.O.
Involved in the antiwar movement at Kent State where I was one of nine surviving casualties of National Guard gunfire on May 4, 1970. Later, a member of the Kent Legal Defense Fund. Author of forthcoming Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties (February, 2015, University of Massachusetts Press.)
David M. Gradwohl; Ames, Iowa 50014, Iowa; Professor (Anthropology, Emeritus)
My wife and I have visited Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Viet Nam. The Vietnamese were friendly, asked our position on the war. 1958-59 stationed in Germany in the U.S. Army.
As a veteran, I opposed the Viet Nam war. I marched in antiwar demonstrations, worked with students seeking conscientious objector status, and above all discussed the war from an anthropological perspective in my classes. I also had classroom panels reaching out to those supporting and opposing the war. I urged the students to put the war in the context of wars in general, and the relationship of China to Southeast Asia over some two thousand years into the prehistoric period (my specialty in anthropology is archaeology).
My wife and I have actually visited Southeast Asia. Given my specialization in archaeology, my initial interest was Thailand and Cambodia. Then we decided to add Laos to our itinerary. We extended our itinerary to include Viet Nam after several friends and former students, including Viet Nam war veterans, urged U.S. to include the beautiful country with an interesting history and culture. It was odd to go to a country I had urged Americans NOT to go to in the 1960s and 70s. However, our experience was positive. People in the north and south were friendly and actually asked our position on the conflict there thirty to forty years ago. I came away with the thought that Viet Nam may have a communist government, but their economy is capitalism on steroids. So who won that war?
Ivan Greenberg; Silver Spring, Maryland; Writer
Kathleen Greenberg; Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Stuart Greenberg; Cleveland, Ohio
Robert Greene; Portland, Oregon; Bookseller
Greg; Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (California); Teacher
1967 served in Viet Nam and 1991 I moved here. Loser has valuable information to add to the discussion of going to war.
Ronald J. Grele; New York, New York; Director, Oral History (Retired)
Ellen Griffin; Castro Valley, California
Erica Rapport Gringle; Durham, North Carolina
Richard Grossman; Chicago, Illinois; Professor
Active in antiwar movement in high school and college. While in high school helped organize first antiwar demonstration in my hometown.
Atina Grossmann; New York, New York; Professor (History), Cooper Union
Kathleen Grover; Bar Harbor, Maine
Mary Groves; Fall River, Massachusetts; Teacher
A. Tom Grunfeld; New York, New York; Distinguished Teaching Professor, S.U.N.Y.
Kay Guinane; Derwood, Maryland; Director, Charity and Security Network
1968 until the end of the Viet Nam War I was a draft counselor and antiwar activist.
Peter Gunther; Chicago, Illinois
Barbara H. San Francisco, California
Alan Haber; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Activist (Peace)
Involved in the first Teach-In March 24, 1965; speaker at the midnight rally, S.D.S. organizer, first antiwar publication 1961, part of the Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy which challenged the government to a debate at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. from April 28 to May 1. We won the debate, but they did not listen. As a cabinetmaker, I built a table for the meeting to end the wars of the world.
Marilyn Hacker; New York, New York; Writer, Translator
Patrick Hagopian; Washington, District of Columbia. Lecturer (Senior), Lancaster University; Research Fellow (Senior), Smithsonian Institution. Author of The Viet Nam War in American Memory (University of Massachusetts Press, 2009).
Mitchell Hall; Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Professor (History), Central Michigan University
Tom Hall; Baltimore, MD, Maryland; Director (Music), Baltimore Choral Arts Society
Morton H. Halperin; Washington, District of Columbia; Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations
1966-69 I worked on Viet Nam policy in the Department of Defense, 1969 National Security Council (N.S.C.) staff. After that, I was involved in various ways in the antiwar movement.
Victoria Hamlin; Oakland, California; Protested war in New York City in high school
Susan Hammond; Chester, Vermont; Director (Executive), War Legacies Project
I have been working in Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia for the better part of twenty years providing to support to those impacted by Agent Orange and other legacies of the war.
Jennifer Handley; Bellingham, Washington; Instructor (College)
Michael Hanley; River Forest, Illinois
Amy Hanmer; Manchester, New Hampshire
John Hanrahan; Washington, District of Columbia; Member, Editorial Board, ExposeFacts.org, Journalist. Former Director (Executive), Fund for Investigative Journalism and Reporter, Washington Post, et al.
Art Hanson; Lansing, Michigan. Professor (Photography, Retired).
Opposed to the War in Viet Nam. However, I reluctantly served in the U.S. Air Force. I respect those with the moral courage to stand up for their convictions. I wish my opposition had been sooner and stronger.
Natalie Hanson; Lansing, Michigan; Teacher (Public School Special Education, Retired)
Opposed to the Viet Nam War. However, my opposition was limited to voicing my opposition in personal interactions and voting for antiwar candidates.
Peno Hardesty; New Port Richey, Florida
Amy Harlib; New York City, New York
Virginia Harmon; Fenelton, Pennsylvania; Contractor (General)
Roger Harris; Corte Madera, California; President, Human Rights Organization, Task Force on the Americas
1960s and 70s, as many in my generation, I was active in the civil rights and antiwar movements.
Benjamin T. Harrison; Louisville, Kentucky; Professor (History, Emeritus)
Martin Hart-Landsberg; Portland, Oregon; Professor (Economics).
Arthur Hathaway; Cheney, Washington; Captain, United States Army Reserve
Jan Hartsough; San Francisco, California;
Woody Haut; London, California; Writer
Antiwar protestor in San Francisco, student activist and striker at San Francisco State, conscientious objector.
Tom Hayden; Los Angeles, California
Pete Healey; New Paltz, New York
1974-76 United States Navy
Thomas F. Heck; Santa Barbara, California; Consultant (Part-time)
Viet Nam Era Veteran. 1965 R.O.T.C. commission, 1970-71 a First Lieutenant on active duty in the United States Army. After the war my family and I became deeply involved in refugee resettlement efforts in Columbus, Ohio.
Laura Hein; Chicago, Illinois; Professor
Larry Heinemann; College Station, Texas
Marjorie Heins; New York City, New York; Author, Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge. Director, Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Department (Former)
1967 helped organize "We Won't Go" contingent for April antiwar march in New York City; full-time organizer for National Mobilization to End the War in Viet Nam (October 1967 march on the Pentagon); 1966-67 manager of Glad Day Press (antiwar materials) in Ithaca, New York.
Jerry Henderson; Grass Valley, California; 1965-66 Captain, United States Marine Corps, Viet Nam (Retired)
I led a Marine rifle platoon in Da Nang and Chu Lai.
Dud Hendrick; Deer Isle, Maine
1963 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, took commission in the Air Force. 1966-67 volunteered for and served in Viet Nam. Operations Officer of 7th Air Force E.O.D. Mobile Team out of Tan Son Nhut. Now proud member of Veterans for Peace. Taught Peace Studies at University of Maine (Orono). Have spoken widely of U.S. military empire. I have returned to Viet Nam three times in the intervening years and have contacts in the Viet Nam-U.S.A. Society and in the Viet Nam peace movement.
Mundy Hendrickson; Flower Mound, Texas
Beverly G. Henkel; Norfolk, Nebraska; Farmer
1969-71 I was a nurse on the American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C.) Team in Quang Ngai. I worked in a Rehabilitation Center with civilians who had war-related injuries. My husband and I had a medical clinic one day a week in the Vietnamese Political Prison. I returned on another day and had a pre-natal, post-natal clinic for women who were pregnant when they came into prison, or became pregnant while they were there. To deliver, they were taken to the Provence hospital, shackled to the bed, delivered the baby and returned to the Prison.
These men and women had no sentence against them, or term of imprisonment. It was just believed they had 'connections' of some kind with the other side. I also accompanied patients on their return home. Many had to be flown by Air America into the Mountain Villages. An American who knew the patient had to be with them on the flight. As a result, I saw many parts of Viet Nam.
Jim Henle; Northampton, Massachusetts
Anne Hensley; Tacoma, Washington; Professor
1963-68 International Voluntary Service in Viet Nam.
Tom Herbert; Pendleton, Oregon; Consultant (Volunteer Policy), Gadfly, Umatilla Tribes and City of Pendleton; Assistant to General Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority (T.V.A.) (Strategic Planning, Retired)
After returning from Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, from 1966-68 was founder/director of three combat base U.S.O. service clubs in Viet Nam, then director, U.S.O Saigon. After the Tet Offensive realized the war should not continue. Returning to U.S. worked a bit with CRV in New York City and then moved to Washington D.C. and volunteered on a couple of the big marches (day care) and various demonstrations.
Barbara Herman; Los Angeles, California; Professor (Philosophy)
Julie Herrada; Ann Arbor, Michigan
George Herring; Lexington, Kentucky; Professor (History, Emeritus Alumni), University of Kentucky
Susannah Heschel; Newton, Massachusetts; Eli Black, Professor (Jewish Studies), Dartmouth College
John Hess; Roslindale, Massachusetts; Lecturer (Senior)
Lamont Hettich; Lander, Wyoming; Major, United States Army (Retired)
John Heuer; Pittsboro, North Carolina; Secretary, Veterans for Peace
Craig Hexham; Traverse City, Michigan; Ph.D., Reverend, Minister
Shawn Hicks; North Royalton, Ohio
Daniel Higgins; Quincy, Massachusetts
Anne Hill; Cleveland, Ohio; Manager
Donald Hindley; Wayland, Massachusetts
Alex Hing; New York, New York; Sous Chef
Agatha Hinman; Oakland, California; Researcher (Health Services)
Clarissa Hinman; Rio Linda, California; Inspector (Construction) (former)
Priscilla Hinman; Oakland, California; Physician
Tony Hintze; Chicago, Illinois
Felicia Hirata; Glendale, New York
Steven J. Hirsch; Saint Louis, Missouri; Professor (Practice)
Jane Hirschmann; New York City, New York
Äoan Hoang; Brooklyn, New York; Director, Producer
Adam Hochschild; Berkeley, California; Author
1964-1970 U.S. Army Reserve. Started an organization, Reservists' Committee to Stop the War.
Joan Hoff; Big Sky, Montana; Professor (History, Research), Montana State University
As a graduate student at University of California, Berkeley I was a member of S.D.S. and participated in both the Viet Nam Moratorium October 15, 1969 and National Mobilization to End the War in Viet Nam (Mobe) November 15 demonstrations in San Francisco. Later while teaching at a California junior college, I helped organize antiwar protests and teach-ins. As a result, an FBI agent questioned me for the names of other S.D.S. members, which I refused to give. My husband went to Canada after finding out he had been drafted and while teaching in California, I financially supported him there for over six years. Still later I wrote a book strongly criticizing Nixon's and Kissinger's Viet Nam policy.
Kathryn Hoffman; Allentown, Pennsylvania
I was active in the anti-Viet Nam War struggle, took part in organizing, leafleting, writing letters, going to demonstrations. I was a member of Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) and part of a local chapter at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.
Wesley Hogan; Durham, North Carolina
Connie Hogarth; Beacon, New York; Director, Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action, Manhattanville College – Purchase, New York
Throughout the war I was active in a number of organizations nationally, locally and in New York State.
Charles S. Holmes; Oxford, Ohio; Professor (Math, Retired), Miami University
James Holmes; Decatur, Georgia; Teacher (United States History)
James Hornbeck; California
Diane Horwitz; Evanston, Illinois; Professor (Community College)
Antiwar activist in New York City and Chicago. Involved with the Indochina Peace Campaign, local antiwar organizations.
Shae Hoschek; Roswell, Georgia.
Dan Hosse; Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Doug Hostetter; Valley Cottage, New York
1966-69 Conscientious Objector who did my alternative service in Tam Ky, Viet Nam working with the Mennonite Central Committee. Afterwards I was active in the peace movement. 1970 traveled to Saigon and Ha Noi with a student delegation from the U.S. National Student Association to negotiate the People's Peace Treaty between students in the United States, South Viet Nam and North Viet Nam. I also was the treasurer of Medical Aid for Indochina and the Bach Mai Hospital fund, which assisted South and North Vietnamese civilian victims of the war.
Joseph Hugh Kelly; Ardenvoir, Washington; Biologist, Fisheries (Retired)
1969 upstate New York Regional Traveler for Cornell Students for a Democratic Society (Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.), Weatherman faction of Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) in antiwar efforts, arrested at demonstration in front of the Federal Courthouse during Chicago Seven trial. April 1970 arrested in Seattle on charges of Conspiracy, crossing state lines to incite a riot at a demonstration I did not attend. Summer 1970 spent ninety days in Chicago jail, ninety days in Cook County Jail.
David Hunt; Boston, Massachusetts; Professor (History), University of Massachusetts
John Huyler; Boulder, Colorado; U.S. Navy, Lieutenant (former)
The service to our country I consider most helpful and patriotic have been the years spent attempting to convince fellow citizens that war is not the answer.
Stephanie Hysmith; Charleston, West Virginia
Mid to late 1960s I participated in the many antiwar demonstrations in Washington, D.C. Finally, out of disgust for the country, I left and went to Germany for nearly three years until the withdrawal from Viet Nam.
Richard H. Immerman; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Joan Indusi; Ossining, New York
Jean Inglis; Kure, Maryland; Farmer (Citrus)
Antiwar movement in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, Japan
Vincent Intondi; Silver Spring, Maryland; Professor (History)
Maurice Isserman; Clinton, New York; Professor (History)
1967 attended Spring Mobilization against the War in New York City, and Pentagon Protest. 1968-74 antiwar activist in Portland, Oregon. Co-author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s.
Geoffrey Ithen; Newton, New Jersey; (Retired)
1969-70 Drafted and served in U.S. Army. 1969 helped organize the Coffeehouse at Fort Knox. Jailed in County jail in Kentucky with others. Coffeehouse was firebombed twice.
Cecelia Jackson; Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania
Daniel Jackson; Ingham, (state unknown); Missionary (Volunteer)
Miriam Jackson; Kent, Ohio; Scholar (Independent), Historian
1970 I joined the antiwar movement in high school and protests at Kent State. Had I not thought the Guard would shoot so moved to safety, I would have been in the line of fire and possibly wounded or killed. I remained in the antiwar movement until Viet Nam was at peace and wrote my dissertation on the implications of the period at Kent State.
Harold Jacobs; Rancho Mirage, California; Professor
Lisa Jacobs; Albuquerque, New Mexico
Kurt Jacobsen; Chicago, Illinois; Associate (Research), University of Chicago
Alison Jaeger; Seattle, Washington
C. Stephen Jaeger; Los Angeles, California
I was a student at U.C. Berkeley and Assistant Professor at University of Chicago during the war years. I participated in protest actions and wrote an antiwar play that was published but never performed.
Alison Jaeger; Seattle, Washington
Reid Jenkins; Atlanta, Georgia
Christopher Jencks; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Malcolm Wiener Professor (Social Policy), Harvard University
1961-64 New Republic associate editor, wrote several editorials on the subject of the war and edited articles by other early opponents of the war, such as Bernard Fall.
Tony Jenkins; Toledo, Ohio; Director, Peace Education Initiative, University of Toledo
Rebecca Jennison; Kyoto, Japan (California)
Carol Jensen; Everett, Washington; Pastor, Saint John United Lutheran Church
Susan Jhirad; Medford, Massachusetts; Professor (English), North Shore Community College, Lynn and Danvers, Massachusetts
1965 began organizing street events against the Viet Nam War, which seemed immoral, unnecessary and dangerous. As the years went on, I participated in countless forums, teach-ins, demonstrations and non-violent civil disobedience to bring this terrible war to a close. I was head of the New York Committee to End the War in Viet Nam, on the Steering Committee of the 1969 Harvard Strike, and many other groups. To tell the truth about this war- the good, bad and the ugly, is an absolute necessity! Those who "do not know history are condemned to repeat it."
Candice E. Johnson; Denver, Colorado; Physician (Pediatrics)
Carl Johnson; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (U.S. citizen)
My father went to university on R.O.T.C. In 1965 he was sent to Viet Nam where he served for a year. He loathed and regretted his experience there. He earned his Masters’ Degree and took his family to Canada to work for the Canadian Government. He volunteered our home as a place for American war resisters until they obtained landed immigrant status in Canada. This was the most patriotic thing he has ever done. His experiences taught me that United States imperialism is the greatest threat to both the United States Constitution and humanity in general.
Howard Johnson; Mesa, Arizona; Teacher (School), Engineer
Lawrence C. Johnson; Portland, Oregon; Filmmaker
1972 stationed in Saigon at United States A.R.V.N. Headquarters with Special Services, Entertainment Division. Honorably discharged, although I was drafted without saying the Oath of Allegiance because I believed the war was wrong.
Michael Johnson; Washington, District of Columbia
Michael Johnson; Baltimore, Maryland; Professor (History), Johns Hopkins
T. Johnson; Cambridge, Massachusetts
Thomas R. Johnson; Denver, Colorado; Ph.D., Associate (Research)
George L. Johnston; Acton, Massachusetts; Scientist (Research), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Retired)
Patricia A. Johnston; Acton, Massachusetts
My little brother died there. We were actively opposing it.
Thomas Johnston; Keauhou, Hawaii; Nurse Specialist (Clinical)
Diane M. Jones; Boise, Idaho
1970-72 staff with American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C.), South Viet Nam. Co-authored 45-page study documenting massacres of South Vietnamese civilians by South Korean troops.
Larry Jones; Fulton, Missouri; Teacher
Margot Jones; New York City, New York; Teacher
1968-76 antiwar activist at the University of Wisconsin, member of Committee of Returned Volunteers, marched in most antiwar demonstrations, led teach-ins in New York City, visited Viet Nam's war memorials such as My Lai. 1999 visited Viet Nam and Cambodia. Voted for Barak Obama believing he would end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Patrick Jones; Omaha, Nebraska; Professor (Associate)
Suel D. Jones; Albuquerque, New Mexico
1968-69 Grunt Marine with Delta Co-1-3-3. Now president of Chapter 160 Veterans for Peace in Viet Nam. First international chapter for U.S. Veterans for Peace. Engaged in helping victims of Agent Orange and UXOs in Viet Nam. We have annual trip through Viet Nam to raise funds to aid these victims.
Frank Jordan; Oxford, Ohio
Steen Jorgensen; Lesquerde, France
Frank Joyce; Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
R.A. Judy; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Professor (Critical and Cultural Studies)
Jay Jurie; Sanford, Florida; Professor (Associate)
Participant in anti-Viet Nam War protests in Colorado.
Ellen Kadra Stewart; Ashland, Massachusetts
Torsten Kaiser; Hamburg, Germany
Terry Kalb; Wading River, New York; Advocate (Child)
Participated in student organizing against the War and the draft. We organized teach-ins against the War. Participated in many antiwar marches in New York and Washington D.C.
Mary Quinn Kambic; Baltimore, Maryland; Instructor (Adjunct), English, CCBC, Catonsville, Maryland
Co-Chair, Pittsburgh Students against the War; 1966-68 member National Student Association; Co-Chair, Pittsburgh Draft Resistance.
Lynn Kanter; Chevy Chase, Maryland
Amy Kaplan; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Fred Kaplan; Brooklyn, New York; Author, The Insurgents and The Wizards of Armageddon
Ellen Kaplan-Maxfield; Boston, Massachusetts
Nancy Karlin; Los Angeles, California; Attorney
Demonstrated against the war, active in McGovern campaign.
Gabriella Karsch; Burlington, Vermont; Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California
1968-72 U.S.O.-Viet Nam; 1969-75 Viet Nam Veterans against the War (West Coast Chapter)
JoAnn Kawell; Chicago, Illinois
Michael Kazin; Chevy Chase, Maryland
Randy Kehler; Coleraine, Massachusetts
As a nonviolent, anti-militarist, pro-soldier patriot incarcerated for two months in federal prison for non-cooperation with the Viet Nam draft, I strongly support this letter to Lieutenant General Kicklighter. Let us practice at home what we as a nation preach abroad about the role of truthfulness in reconciling divisions among peoples.
Brian Kelly; Boston, Massachusetts; Reader, U.S. History
Kevin J. Kelly; Pagosa Springs, Colorado; Ph.D.
Joseph Hugh Kelly; Ardenvoir, Washington; Fisheries Biologist (Retired)
1968 just barely graduated from Cornell with a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife Management from the Ag School. Spent the next year working for Cornell S.D.S. as an upstate New York Regional Traveler. In August 1969 made it to Woodstock, then moved to Chicago Sept and October to work with the Weatherman faction of S.D.S. in antiwar efforts in white working class neighborhoods.
1969 arrested September 24 on assault charges for a demonstration in front of the Federal Courthouse during the Chicago Seven trial. Most of my friends had moved to Seattle by December 1970. I kept returning to Chicago for court dates.
1970 arrested in Seattle with three others from Ithaca on charges of Conspiracy and Crossing State Lines to incite a riot at a demonstration I didn't attend. 1970 spent ninety days in Cook County Jail (Chicago). Returned to Seattle, trial ended with a mistrial, spent a month in a Federal prison.
1972 five months in Clearwater Honor Farm prison camp. In July, 2009 I was denied entry into Canada permanently because of my many 1969-70 antiwar arrests. Appealed and eventually won using the Canadian Criminal Rehabilitation application.
Sanford Kelson; Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania; Lawyer, Professor
Myrna Kelt; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Service, Food (Retired)
Wayne Kennan; Agoura Hills, California
John Kent; Culver City, California; Programmer (Computer)
I am a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (1968) and former fighter pilot who refused to drop bombs on Viet Nam. I was active in the antiwar movement in San Diego, California where we attempted to stop an aircraft carrier from going to Viet Nam, and I was a member of Viet Nam Veterans against the War for many years. I honor all veterans who resist wars of aggression
Mary Day Kent; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1999-2007 Director (Executive), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section
Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie; Durham, North Carolina; Professor (History, Associate)
Amy Kesselman; New Haven, Connecticut
Alice Kessler-Harris; New York, New York; Professor (History), Columbia University
Carolynn Ketwig; Bedford, Virginia; Nurse (Registered), Educator
John Ketwig; Bedford, Virginia; Management, Automotive Manufacturers (Various)
I wholeheartedly concur with the aims and suggestions of this document.
Richard Kieckhefer; Evanston, Illinois; Professor, Northwestern University
Sallie Killian; Oxford, Ohio; Teacher (Public School, Retired)
Jeffrey P. Kimball; Oxford, Ohio; Professor (History, Emeritus)
Linda Musmeci Kimball; Oxford, Ohio
Michael Kimball; Eugene, Oregon
Marilyn Kimmerling; Tacoma, Washington; Counselor II (Mental Health)
Randy King; Saint James, Florida
I was a foot soldier in the streets of America opposing the war. I was tear gassed, my friends were clubbed and my college education was affected. But we ended the illegal, immoral war. Somebody had to do it!
Jane Kirk; Erie, Pennsylvania
Eugene Kirkham; Saint Helen, California
I was draft age at the time of the Viet Nam War. After hearing my testimony, the Selective Service classified me 1-O: "conscientious objector opposed to both combatant and noncombatant military training and service." As a member of the Religious Society of Friends, I am fully committed to the position advanced by Quakers in the well-known A Declaration to Charles II, 1660: "We utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fighting with outward weapons, for any end or under any pretense whatsoever. And this is our testimony to the whole world."
Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet; Honolulu, Hawaii; Professor (Emeritus), Australian National University
1960s-70s campaigned and protested in various ways against the U.S. wars in Viet Nam, Laos, and Cambodia. Since the late 1980s, I have been doing research in and about Viet Nam, with special emphasis on contemporary Vietnamese politics and society.
Paul Kittlaus; Claremont, California; Reverend
Karl Klapper; Wayland, Massachusetts
Andy Klatt; Somerville, Massachusetts
Mark Kleiman; Venice, California; Lawyer
Matt Klein; South San Francisco, California; P.C.C. Bricklayer
Gretchen Klotz; Berlin, Germany
Carolyn Knoll; Kailua, California
Jon Knowles; Oakland, California; U.S. Army Specialist 5 (Retired)
Lucinda Knox; Tampa, Florida; Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.)
College antiwar demonstrations; member of Another Mother for Peace.
Stephen V. Kobasa; New Haven, Connecticut
Conscientious objector, then and now.
Cynthia Koch; Clinton Corners, New York
Therus C. Kolff; Salt Lake City, Utah; Physician
I was very active in antiwar activities, and one of the fortunate to get a good "lottery" number.
Ted Kogon; Garberville, California
Non-cooperator with the Selective Service System. 1989, 1990, 1992 went to Viet Nam on peace missions.
Ellen Kolba; Montclair, New Jersey
Dennis Kortheuer; Long Beach, California
J. Morgan Kousser; Altadena, California; Professor (History)
Ron Kovic; Redondo Beach, California; Viet Nam Veteran, Author (Born on the Fourth of July)
Steve Kramer; New York, New York; Vice President (Executive), 1199 S.E.I.U.
Claudia Krich; Davis, California; Co-director, Viet Nam American Friends Service Committee Program (former).
1973-75 co-directed a large medical and information program in Quang Ngai, Viet Nam.
Airy Krich-Brinton; Davis, California; Engineer
Kitty Krupat; New York, New York; Director (Associate), Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, City University of New York (C.U.N.Y.)
Heidi Kuglin; Wellington, New Zealand; Researcher, Historical; Quang Ngai Quaker Rehab Centre Indochina Mobile Education Project Friendshipment
John Kulczycki; Chicago, Illinois; Professor (Emeritus)
Allan Kulikoff; Athens, Georgia; Professor (History)
Kurt Kuntz; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Carol Kurtz; Malibu (Ventura County), California; Attorney (Retired)
Involved in the antiwar movement in the California Bay Area and later an activist and staff leader with the national office of the Indochina Peace Campaign. Post war, I was active in Washington D.C. with Friendshipment, an organization to promote healing. During the war, I travelled to Viet Nam, visiting North and South Viet Nam and Cambodia as a peace activist. 2000-2010 participated as a board member of CHEER, a non-profit organization to promote reconciliation with people in Viet Nam through cultural and educational exchanges. In 2004, I again travelled to Viet Nam with my family.
Jim Kurtz; Rochester, New York; Owner, Small Business
Served with 82nd Airborne in Civil Affairs. I came away from the experience with distrust for our government that was covering up and lying to the people. I did not get involved with the antiwar movement probably out of respect for those still in Viet Nam, but have worked long and hard to prevent future Viet Nams, obviously not with great success. Have volunteered in Viet Nam and Cambodia with V.V.A.F.
Demie Kurz; Glen Mills, Pennsylvania; Faculty, University of Pennsylvania
Peter Kuttner; Oak Park, Illinois; Filmmaker
Member of antiwar media collectives The Newsreel and Rising up Angry.
Jeremy Kuzmarov; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Professor (History)
Barbara J. LaBelle; Bridgman, Michigan; Operator (Switchboard) (former)
Steve Ladd; Orinda, California
Scott Laderman; Duluth, Minnesota; Associate Professor (History), University of Minnesota
David Lamb; Alexandria, Virginia; Writer (Freelance)
1968-70 and 1997-2011, Reporter, UPI, Viet Nam.
Jodi Lamhut; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Disabled
Joanne Landy; New York, New York; Co-director, Campaign for Peace and Democracy
Billie Lee Langley; Torrance, California
Elaine Langley; Summertown, Tennessee; Nurse (Registered)
Rita Lasar; New York City, New York
Susan Lathrop; Black Mountain, North Carolina; Librarian
Darrell Laurant; Lake George, New York
Paul Lauter; New York, New York; A.K. and G.M. Smith Professor (Literature), Trinity College
1963-67 worked full-time for Peace Education division of American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C.). One of founders and first National Director of Resist; Executive Director, U.S. Servicemen's Fund. It's critical to understand the impact of the G.I. Antiwar movement.
Daniel C. Lavery; Granada Hills, California; Author, former Civil Rights Attorney
I became a peace activist after the Viet Nam War and wrote All the Difference, a memoir that explores a life once dedicated to the military and chose a career as a civil rights attorney for the poor and powerless. The book will resonate with many readers, especially Baby Boomers who lived through the same period, but it is pertinent to all readers. It shows how an author cheated death and defied odds against a naive Junior and Annapolis-trained naval officer, naval aviator and shipboard navigator for eight and a half years, then resign and become an activist for peace, dedicating his life to enforcing civil rights for those in need while learning determination, integrity, tenacity, resilience, and litigation expertise regardless of obstacles. (http://www.amazon.com/All-Difference-Daniel-C-Lavery/dp/1482676532/)
Dick Lavine; Austin, Texas
1967-75 participated in numerous antiwar activities, including 1967 March on the Pentagon and 1971 Mayday. 1969-70 Viet Nam Moratorium Committee staff member. 1970 member of A Quaker Action Group. 1973 member of the Camden 28 trial legal team.
Fred Lavy; Harrisonburg, Virginia
I did two years alternative service teaching school in Swaziland.
Bob Lawson; Berkeley, California
Shari Lawson; San Diego, California
Linda Laz; Boise, Idaho; Teacher (Special Education)
Dawn Le; Washington, District of Columbia
Mia Le; Waltham, Massachusetts; Student
Adin Lears; Ithaca, New York
Jackson Lears; Ringoes, New Jersey; Distinguished Professor, Board of Governors (History), Rutgers University
I served as a cryptographer, Signal Officer, and Communications Officer on the U.S.S. Chicago (CG-11) until I was honorably discharged as a conscientious objector in June 1970. Like many other veterans, I was involved in the anti-Viet Nam War movement both while I was on active duty and after I had served. For nearly forty years, I have been a professional historian, committed to telling the truth about the American past.
Karen Parker Lears; Ringoes, New Jersey; Artist and Associate Editor, Raritan Quarterly Review
Summer 1968 I was a Physical Therapy intern at Valley Forge Army Hospital, where I saw first-hand the wreckage the war in Viet Nam was inflicting on young men – spinal cord injuries, head injuries, amputations, and burns. The waste was dreadful for our soldiers, our civilians, and the astonishingly resilient people of Viet Nam. We are not over this war yet.
Rachel Lears; Brooklyn, New York
Michael R. Leaveck; Washington, District of Columbia; Dealer (Art)
1964-67 U.S. Navy, including fourteen months in Viet Nam territorial waters. Became active in antiwar efforts upon my return.
G.L. LeBlanc; Eugene, Oregon
Judith M. LeBlanc; New York, New York; Director (Field), Peace Action
Melody Lee; New Orleans, Louisiana; Teacher
Louise Legun; Blandon, Pennsylvania; Nurse (Registered)
Member, Veterans for Peace; 1974-77 officer in the United States Air Force.
Louise Legun; Reading, Pennsylvania
Roger Leisner; Augusta, Maine; Founder and Owner, Radio Free Maine
David Lelyveld; New York, New York; Professor (South Asian History)
Active in Tocsin, Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.), Concerned Asian Scholars.
Jesse Lemisch; New York, New York; Professor (History, Emeritus), City University of New York (C.U.N.Y.)
Barbara Leon; Watsonville, California
Beginning in 1965 active in a number of organizations opposed to the war.
Michael Leonard; Branchville, New Jersey; Captain, U.S. Air Force
1967-71 active duty in the Washington, D.C. area. I opposed the war at demonstrations and never denigrated those in service. I was appalled by My Lai, war hawks, and the castigation of drafted troops. What a travesty.
Andrew Leong; Chicago, Illinois; Professor (English and Japanese Literature)
Erdmut Lerner; Evanston, Illinois; Editor (Encyclopedia Britannica)
Robert E. Lerner; Evanston, Illinois; Professor (History, Emeritus), Northwestern University
Mary Letterii; San Francisco, California
Nina Levine; Yorktown Heights, New York
Fred Levy; New York, New York; Attorney (Retired)
Howard Levy; Brooklyn, New York
Penny Lewis; New York, New York; Director (Academic), Labor Studies, Murphy Institute
Jack Lieberman; Hollywood, Florida
Progressive Jewish Action, South Florida; 1968-69 Leader of Florida State University Students for a Democratic Society; 1970-72 Florida State University Student Mobilization Committee, arrested and suspended from Florida State University for protesting military recruiters; 1972 worked in New York National office of SMC; 1973 in Washington for country inaugural protests.
Ted Lieverman; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Photographer
Ivan Light; Claremont, California; Professor (University, Retired)
Fully legal antiwar activities including political campaigns, Viet Nam Day Committee, marches and rallies.
Ref Lindmark; Seattle, Washington
Assisted individuals who, after all other means of avoiding the draft had been exhausted, were transiting to Canada.
Elliot Linzer; New York, New York; Indexer (Freelance)
Julia E. Liss; Claremont, California; Professor (History)
Martha Livingston; New York, New York; Professor and Chair (Public Health), State University of New York (S.U.N.Y. College) – Old Westbury
Roget Lockard; Northampton, Massachusetts; Psychotherapist (Addictions)
Active in the Student Peace Union (National Secretary) and the War Resisters League (National Steering Committee)
Michael Locker; New York, New York; President, Locker Associates
John Lodge; Goderich, Ontario, Canada; Banker
Henry Loeb; Jacksonville, Florida
James W. Loewen; Washington, District of Columbia; Author, Lies My Teacher Told Me; Professor (Sociology), University of Vermont
Lies My Teacher Told Me shows how U.S. history textbooks airbrush reality and controversy from their accounts of the Viet Nam War, including in their choice of photographs. I suspect the Armed Forces will do the same thing.
Dave Logsdon; Minneapolis, Minnesota; President, Veterans for Peace (Chapter 27)
Veterans for Peace has been actively involved in the “Full Disclosure” effort to tell the whole story of the “American War” in Viet Nam. In 1968 I was aboard the U.S.S. Damato (DD-871), one of the only "blue water" Navy vessels to be hit by Vietnamese shore batteries.
Rochelle Lokting; Alameda, California
Leslie Lomas; Boulder, Colorado; Ph.D., History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Martha London; Malden, Massachusetts
James Long; San Francisco, California; vet4cuba
Ngo Vinh Long; Bangor, Maine; Professor, University of Maine
Jacqueline Loomis; Portland, Oregon; Professor (History, Emerita)
Linda Lotz; Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Rupert Charles Loucks; Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; Professor (History, Assistant), Shippensburg University (Retired)
Fred Louder; Handen; Translator
Stephen Louie; San Francisco, California
Jeannette Love; Carpintaria, California; Coordinator, Membership and Marketing
Susan Lovell; Topanga, California; Psychologist
I was protesting our involvement in Viet Nam from 1963 onward. And attended one of the Veterans against the War peace march in Washington D.C.
Terry Lowman; Ames, Iowa; Manager (Property).
Rosa Lucas; Palm Desert, California; Nurse (Practitioner), Family; Registered Nurse, FNP-C
Don Luce; Niagara Falls, New York; Director (Public Relations and Development), Community Missions
1958-67 International Voluntary Services (IVS) in Viet Nam, 1960-67 Chief of Party. 1968-71 World Council of Churches (WCC) when kicked out of Viet Nam. Back each year since end of war as journalist, interpreter and doing AIDS assistance.
Lawrence R. Ludwick; Astoria, Pennsylvania; Photographer
Rebecca Luening; Portland, Oregon; President (Board), Viet Nam Friendship Village Project U.S.A.
I have been involved in supporting the Viet Nam Friendship Village located on outskirts of Ha Noi for almost twenty years. This is a facility dedicated to the care and vocational training of Vietnamese people affected by Dioxin (Agent Orange).
Meizhu Lui; Papaaloa, Hawaii
C. Douglas Lummis; Naha, Okinawa, Japan; Lecturer, Okinawa Christian University; Professor (Former), Tsuda College, Tokyo
January 1961 my U.S. Marine Corps unit embarked from Subic Bay, Philippines with orders to enter Laos. We were called back at the last minute. Had we been sent in, the Indochina War might have been named the Laotian War. After being discharged, I joined the antiwar movement in the U.S. and later in Japan.
Susan Luraschi; Paris, California; Translator
Staughton Lynd; Niles, Ohio; Scholar (Independent), Professor (Assistant), Yale University
1965 chaired first protest rally Washington D.C. Helped to plan and took part in "Assembly of Unrepresented People" on steps of capitol to declare peace with people of Viet Nam.
Katherine Maas; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Teacher
Eileen MacDougall; Wilmington, Massachusetts
Arthur MacEwan; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Professor (Economics, Emeritus), University of Massachusetts – Boston
Robert Macieski; New Boston, New Hampshire; Professor (Associate)
Don MacLeod; Saint Paul, Minnesota
Christy Macy; Baltimore, Maryland; Writer (Senior), International Youth Foundation
1972 worked with Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda on the Indochina Peace Campaign. 1972-75 worked at the Indochina Resource Center Associate with Fred Branfman.
Doug Magee; Louisville, Kentucky; Director, Volunteer Lawyer Program, Legal Aid Society (former)
Peter P. Mahoney; Westborough, Massachusetts; Manager (non-profit)
1970-71 First Lieutenant, Infantry, Viet Nam. National Coordinator, Viet Nam Veterans against the War; defendant, Gainesville 8 Conspiracy Trial; Executive Director, New York City Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Commission.
Joseph Maizlish; Los Angeles, California; Mediator, Psychotherapist
As a civil rights movement supporter since 1960 I figured the human rights principles ought to apply to international behavior. While a student I permitted my student deferment to expire, sent "my" draft cards to the system, and refused further orders. I was prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned 1968-71 back when there were seven times fewer prisoners in the United States than there are now. Still a human rights and social issues activist. There's plenty yet to be done!
Marion Malcolm; Eugene, Oregon
1974-2012 leadership role, Clergy and Laity Concerned (C.A.L.C., Retired). Spent a decade opposing the war on Viet Nam with local group, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (W.I.L.P.F.), and C.A.L.C.A.V. / C.A.L.C., all from a base in Eugene, Oregon. Former Co-chair of National C.A.L.C. 1990 went to Viet Nam as part of C.A.L.C.'s work for an end of the blockade and normalization of relations.
Jack Malinowski; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Retired
Harriet Maneval; Newtown, Pennsylvania
Kay Mann; Avondale Estates, Georgia; Nurse Practitioner
I married someone that volunteered to serve our country, and did so with pride. I am proud of his service.
Jonathan March; Austin, Texas
Alternate service, community action.
Fred Marchant; Arlington, Massachusetts; Professor (Emeritus)
1968-70 served in the United States Marine Corps (U.S.M.C.). Honorably discharged as a conscientious objector. I was on Okinawa at that time, and did not go to Viet Nam until 1994-95. I have since returned to Viet Nam a half dozen times, mostly to do with literary translation. I also taught a number of courses on the history and literature of the war. I should also add I was one of the first Marine officers to be discharged as a Conscientious Objector.
Michael L. Marchino; Narberth, Pennsylvania; Director (Senior, Development), C.A.R.E. U.S.A.
I was a draft resister and refused orders to report to Fort Knox, Kentucky when I was drafted. From 1966 onward, I was very active in the antiwar movement. I worked with David Cortright at S.A.N.E. and John McAuliff at A.F.S.C.
Michael Marcus; New York City, New York; Professor (Emeritus), City University of New York (C.U.N.Y.)
One of initial organizers of Peace and Freedom Party, California. Northwestern University faculty antiwar activist.
Maria Margetis; Washington, District of Columbia; Educator
Norman Markowitz; Belmar, New Jersey; Professor (History), Rutgers University
I was an undergraduate student at City College in New York, a graduate student at the University, and a faculty member and teacher at Northern Illinois University and Rutgers University
David G. Marr; Canberra, Australia (California); Professor (Emeritus)
David Marr; Canberra, California; Professor (Emeritus)
John Douglas Marshall; Bainbridge Island, Washington; Author
I was an Army infantry lieutenant in Germany. 1971 won an honorable discharge from the service as a Conscientious Objector.
Nancy Marshall; Roslindale, Massachusetts; Scientist (Research), Senior
Dan Martin; Oakland, California; Teacher (High School, Retired)
Viet Nam Veteran. My younger brother (now dead) served during the Viet Nam-American War as an eighteen-year-old Marine, who for nine months had duty near the Demilitarized Zone (D.M.Z.). I served in the U.S. Navy and did two Westpac tours. Afterwards, we both were disgusted by the government misinformation and lying to both our troops that served and the American public. Stop the government from again misinforming the public about what really took place during those tragic years of war in Southeast Asia and at home in the streets of the U.S.
Earl Martin; Harrisonburg, Virginia
1966-69 and 1973-75 worked with displaced farmers in Quang Ngai province. 1972 Worked with Indochina Resource Center, wrote "Reaching the Other Side," my observations of 1975 take-over of Quang Ngai province by the National Liberation Front (N.L.F.).
Jane Martin; Saint Louis, Missouri; Photographer
Gene Marx; Bellingham, Washington; Supervisor (Watch), Federal Aviation Administration (Retired). Past National Board Secretary, Veterans for Peace (V.F.P.). 1971-72 I served in Viet Nam as a naval aviator flying over 125 combat missions from the deck of the aircraft carrier Coral Sea. The duplicity that led us into that war was being reenacted by the Bush cartel prior to my son being deployed to Iraq. It had been apparent to me for months, so I retired early and got active in the peace movement. I am a recent Veterans for Peace Board director and serve on the V.F.P. Membership Committee.
James Matlack; Rockport, Maine; Professor; Director, American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C.), Washington, D.C. Office
Sante Matteo; Oxford, Ohio
Glenna Matthews; Laguna Beach, California; Scholar (Independent), Historian
As a young homemaker I had antiwar meetings in my home and was a volunteer staffer at the San Jose Peace Center.
Michael Mauer; Alexandria, Virginia; Advisor (Senior), Labor, A.A.U.P.
Elaine Tyler May; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Professor (American Studies and History), University of Minnesota
Kenneth Mayers; Santa Fe, New Mexico; U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, Major (Retired)
U.S. Marines Company Commander, Communications Intelligence Company that supported N.S.A. and Naval Security Group operations in Asia.
Thomas A. Mayfield; Englewood, Florida; Specialist 4
John Maynard; New York, New York
George McAnanama; Yonkers, New York
1966-68 served in the United States Army. 1973 joined Viet Nam Veterans against the War (V.V.A.W.) after having been unaffiliated (but antiwar previously).
John McAuliff; Riverhead, New York; Director (Executive), Fund for Reconciliation and Development
Remembering the true history of the War depends on all those who lived it. I became active in the antiwar movement after completion of Peace Corps Service in Peru in 1966, headed the Committee of Returned Volunteers which participated in many antiwar demonstrations, worked for a decade with the American Friends Service Committee, arrived in Ha Noi on the day the war ended, and founded FRD to work for normal diplomatic, educational, cultural and economic relations. Remembering the true history of the war depends on all those who lived it.
Chris McCabe; New Jersey; Analyst
Elaine Butler McCarthy; Chiang Mai, Thailand and New Jersey
Gordon McClelland; Guilderland, New York
1968 499th Medical Detachment, 44th Medical Brigade, Bien Hoa, Viet Nam
Roderick McCoy; Augusta, Georgia
Dennis McDougal; Cordova, Tennessee; Author, former Personnel Man Second Class, United States Naval Reserve (Retired)
1967-69 served aboard the U.S.S. Annapolis (AGMR-1).
Susan McGarvey; Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
Ray McGovern; Arlington, Virginia; Steering Group, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (V.I.P.S.), Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) Presidential Daily Briefer
Dermot McGrath; Babylon, Long Island, New York; Coordinator, Viet Duc University Hospital Humanitarian Project; former Regional Administrator, American Red Cross, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York
1965-67 I enlisted in the U.S. Navy and spent two years attached to VA44, an A-4 Skyhawk jet training squadron at Cecil Field Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. The squadron trained pilots to fly the A-4 Skyhawk jet for combat duty in Viet Nam.
In later life, I became a Regional Administrator with the American Red Cross on Long Island, New York. 2006 accompanied a good friend, Lt. Colonel Robert F. Etherson, U.S. Army Retired, on a successful Missing in Action (M.I.A.) mission to Dak To in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam to find the remains of a former North Vietnamese officer he had buried in an unmarked grave in the jungle after a battle during Tet Offensive in 1968. Colonel Etherson and I both underwent an epiphany during our visit and later decided to help the medical staff at Viet Duc University Hospital in Ha Noi so they could get medical training in the United States. We have been doing this for nine years. It has been the most rewarding experience of our lives and helped to improve relations between our two countries.
Barry McGuire; Montrose, California
Carol McHugh-Vitelli; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Walter James McIntosh; Bluff, New Zealand (Hawaii); Owner, Light House Gallery; C.F.E., C.I.A. Case Officer (Retired)
Going there would support the Communist regime.
Heather McIntyre; Ester, Alaska and Canada
Suzanne McKeough; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Professor (Adjunct)
Stephen R. McKiernan; West Chester, Pennsylvania; Administrator, College (Retired); Director, Coordinator (Student Programming)
Rachel McMahan; Denver, Colorado
Ronald L. McMahan; Boulder, Colorado; C.E.O., Global Energy Decisions, Inc.
Still psychologically hesitant about returning to Viet Nam, even forty-five years later. 1969 after tour in Viet Nam as United States Navy Lieutenant J.G. I returned to San Diego where I filed for release as a Conscientious Objector. My case (McMahan v. Laird) was won in the Ninth District Court, and became a precedent for hundreds filing for release on moral and philosophical grounds. I worked in the G.I. movement until 1972, when I returned to graduate school and earned a Ph.D.
Marilyn McNabb; Lincoln, Nebraska; Ombudsman, Deputy (Retired), Social Services
Nebraskans for Peace, Coordinator American Friends Service Committee National Action/Research on the Military-Industrial Complex team member which produced "The Automated Air War" slideshow.
David McReynolds; New York, New York; Retired; Member (Board), A.J. Muste Institute
Formerly Staff, War Resisters League. 1980 and 2000 candidate for President, Socialist Party. Chair, War Resisters International (one term). Visited Viet Nam three times: 1966 to Saigon with Peggy Duff, 1971 to Viet Nam, Cambodia. Active in the leadership of the various mobilizations. In 1964 author, with A.J. Muste, of the statement calling for unconditional U.S. withdrawal from Viet Nam.
Jonathan Meade; San Francisco, California; Paramedic (Retired)
Teresa Meade; Albany, New York
Chris Mears; Winchelsea, United Kingdom. I am not from any armed force but believe in no more wars. Thank you.
Jan Mears; Winchelsea, United Kingdom
I am not from any armed force but believe in no more wars. Thank you.
Ed Meek; Fort Collins, Colorado; Planner (Transportation, Senior)
As a Princeton Seminary student, starting with the 1967 Pentagon March, I participated in many demonstrations. May 1971 appeared on the front page of a Newsweek magazine article (May Day Arrests) for civil disobedience action in Washington, D.C. Helped with the Indochina Peace Campaign (I.P.C.) in 1972.
Ronald Mendel; Northampton, United Kingdom; Lecturer (History, International Relations and Politics, Senior)
Everett Mendelsohn; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Professor (History of Science, Emeritus).
Deborah Menkart; Washington, District of Columbia
As a teenager active in the antiwar movement. Currently work for Teaching for Change and co-direct the Zinn Education Project, providing resources for K-12 teachers for "teaching outside the textbook."
Michael Meranze; Santa Monica, California
Laurie Mercier; Portland, Oregon; Professor (History)
Harry C. Meserve; Felton, California
Five-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Viet Nam Era (Infantry), twenty-five-year activist for peace and justice. Lifetime member of Veterans for Peace.
Janie Nelson Meyer; Chicago, Illinois
Jonathan Meyer; Mount Vernon, New York; Director (Program Operations), Department of Medicine, North Shore, LIJ Health System
Conscientious Objector, Draft Counselor, and general opponent of the war.
Matt Meyer; Brooklyn, New York
Steve Meyer; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Professor (History, Emeritus), University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
William H. Meyers; Columbia, Missouri; Professor (Agricultural and Applied Economics)
George Mische; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Activist; Member of Catonsville 9
Carol Miller; Ojo Sarco, New Mexico
Founding Steering Committee and Media Coordinator for Peaceful Skies Coalition. Lifetime peace activist. Have been to Viet Nam three times as well as Lao and Cambodia. Peaceful Skies Coalition is dedicated to sharing information and uniting communities fighting military expansion. Air War equals War Crime.
Gail Miller; New York City, New York
James Miller; Amherst, Massachusetts; Professor
During the late 60s I was an undergraduate at a Midwestern state university. Along with fellow students, some of whom were veterans, I worked as a political leader and journalist to bring the student and antiwar movements to a sleepy, backwater campus. It was a personal transformative experience with practical success, although we never had illusions about our ability to stop the war that continued for years more.
James Miller; Cleveland Heights, Ohio
As the son of an Infantry officer who won four Bronze Stars serving in two wars, I came to oppose the war in Viet Nam. 1970-72 assigned to work in a hospital laundry in Cleveland, Ohio as a conscientious objector. 1970-75 I was active in the Cleveland, Ohio antiwar movement in Cleveland. August 1975 part of a three-person Indochina Peace Campaign delegation to Laos and the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam (North Viet Nam).
Joseph T. Miller; Niles, Illinois; University Professor (Retired)
1961-68 served in U.S. Navy. 1964 Veteran of the Gulf of Tonkin "incidents.” 1969 joined Viet Nam Veterans against the War, Inc.
Larry Miller; Somerville, Massachusetts; Professor (Sociology and Anthropology)
Tom Miller; Berkeley, California; Chair, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability Board
In 1967 established, with Dr. Arthur Barsky, the Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to treat war-injured children in Viet Nam. Member of legal team that filed the "Orphan Airlift" lawsuit to reunite Vietnamese children with their families.
Wilbur R. Miller; Brooklyn, New York; Professor (History), S.U.N.Y. – Stony Brook
Timothy P. Milligan; Vancouver, Washington
Daniel Millstone; Brooklyn, New York
I opposed U.S. participation in the Viet Nam War. Our policies, goals and practices in Viet Nam were wrong. Our young men and women were sent to carry out invidious plans by invidious means. Remember the antiwar movement that set our country on a better course.
Bill Mims; Vienna, Virginia; Counselor (Substance Abuse)
Richard H. Minear; Amherst, Massachusetts; Professor (History), University of Massachusetts, Amherst
My doctorate (Harvard 1968) is in East Asian History and Languages. Beginning in spring 1968 at the Ohio State University I taught a course on Viet Nam and the war. In 1972 I brought that course to the University of Massachusetts.
Steve Mirkin; Rumney, New Hampshire
Paul C. Mishler; South Bend, Indiana; Professor (Labor Studies, Associate), Indiana University
David H. Mitchell; Spring Valley, New York; Attorney
I helped organize and participated in 1961 first anti-Viet Nam demonstration in lower Manhattan against Kennedy sending advisers to Viet Nam; and I participated in demonstrations thereafter throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s. I was imprisoned for draft resistance based on my position that Viet Nam was both an immoral and an illegal war in violation of International Law; and I, therefore, was obligated to refuse to participate and resist – not only because of my conscience and in the tradition of non-cooperation of Henry David Thoreau and others – but because of legal obligations and individual responsibility under the precedents established in the Nuremberg Trials after World War II.
Ellen Schneider Mitchell; Spring Valley, New York; Educator (Early Childhood)
Member of New York City Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) At Large Chapter. Also, involved in the End the Draft Committee, which supported draft resistance. Participated in numerous antiwar demonstrations. Spoke at New York City Central Park and October 1969 Pentagon demonstrations on behalf of (my now husband) draft resister David Mitchell when he was imprisoned.
Gary Mitchell; Highland Park, New Jersey; Attorney
Don Monkerud; Santa Cruz, California
From 1965-68 and beyond, college career spent protesting and trying to end the war. First Viet Nam Teach-in, Sacramento, California; Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) founder, Sacramento State; president and organizer, San Diego State; founder, first San Diego, California underground newspaper (Good Morning Teaspoon) with many, many articles on Viet Nam war; demonstrations against war Sacramento, San Diego, and Berkeley, California.
Bill Montross; Bethesda, Maryland
Marcia Moonan; Shelburne, Vermont
Regina Morantz-Sanchez; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Professor (History)
V. Tupper Morehead; Norris, Tennessee; Medical Doctor, Medical Division, TSSF, Officer, Tennessee Department of Health
Mickey Morgan; Los Angeles, California; Teacher
Boston Newsreel, films on draft resistance and antiwar demonstrations.
William Morgan; Los Angeles, California; Filmmaker
Student involved with antiwar movement.
Joel Morris; Knoxville, Tennessee
Susan Morris; Portland, Oregon
Sidney Moss; Northampton, Massachusetts; Director (Oral History Program), California State University Long Beach (Retired)
Sekou Mtayari; Des Moines, Iowa
Lester Muata Greene; Asbury Park, New Jersey
Edward Muir; Evanston, Illinois; Professor (History)
Prescott Muir; Jackson, Wyoming
Joan H. Mulholland; Arlington, Virginia
Tara Mullaney; New York City, New York
Child of antiwar activists. Starting in 1987 traveled to Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia numerous, 1995-99 lived in Viet Nam.
Bobby Muller; Washington, District of Columbia
Bonnie Mulligan; Lanham, Maryland
Jan Murphy; Denver, Colorado; Psychotherapist
Marched against the war. Worked on Senator Eugene McCarthy's presidential campaign. Supported my brother who resisted the draft and served time in prison.
Carol Murry; Honolulu, Hawaii; Ph.D.
Dean Murville; Washington, District of Columbia
Alan Myerson; Culver City, California
Laura Myerson; Cortlandt Manor, New York
Michael Myerson; Cortlandt Manor, New York
as of 4/6/15
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Veterans Day, November 11
"The Wall reminds us to be honest in our telling of history. There is nothing to be gained by glossing over the darker portions of a war, the Vietnam War, that bitterly divided America. We must openly acknowledge past mistakes, and we must learn from past mistakes, because that is how we avoid repeating past mistakes."