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Chapter Officers

Camillo Mac Bica, Ph.D., Chapter Coordinator
Raymond Zbikowski, CSW, Assistant Coordinator
Karen Sackett, Chief Administrative Officer
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VFPLI in Philadelphia shutting down the "Army Experience Center."
World Peace March, 
November 30, 2009
Kairos Awards Dinner, December 5, 2009
The War Crimes Times
 Vietnam War Full Disclosure

"This March marks the 50th anniversary of the official introduction of US ground troops to Vietnam (March 2) as well as the launching of the bombing campaign, Rolling Thunder (March 8). On March 9, President Johnson authorized the use of napalm, a petroleum-based substance mixed with a thickening agent into a gel that would burn continuously and stick to anything it touched. While US involvement in Vietnam had been growing throughout the post-World War II era, the landing of marines in Da Nang marked a qualitative escalation in a war that resulted in the deaths and displacement of millions of Vietnamese, Cambodians, and Laotians, as well as the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans and the disruption of millions of American lives.

As the Pentagon pursues its program to commemorate the “valor” of US troops in Vietnam which “upheld the highest traditions of our Armed Forces” –as proclaimed by President Obama — we think it is crucial for Americans, and especially young people, to be reminded of the realities of that brutal and unnecessary war. As the Pentagon seeks to legitimize current and future American wars as it rewrites the history of the American war in Vietnam, we believe it is of the utmost importance that we commemorate the broad-based resistance to that war by young people, people of color, and the soldiers themselves.

March, 2015 is also the 50th anniversary of the teach-in movement which initiated the questioning of the war on college campuses. We are calling for a series of nation-wide teach-ins this March to counter the Pentagon’s propaganda and develop an honest commemoration.​" Vietnam Full Disclosure

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Photo by GDSM Will Madden