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NAM is covering the stories of immigrant and ethnic minority veterans returning frm Iraq and Afghanistan through three projects: 1) a Veterans' Writing Workshop in Northern Calfironia, led by veteran journalist Scott Mattoon and funded by the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and the Charles H. Stout Foundation. Stories produced in this workshop are posted on the NAM site. 2) A partnership between three LA ethnic news organizations and the LA Daily News , funded by the McCormick Foundation; 3) A partnership between NAM, the Navajo Times and the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University to report on vets returning to Navajo lands, also funded by the McCormick Foundation.

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How I Died in Viet Nam

New America Media, Commentary, George Evans, Apr 30, 2010

Actually, I died in Viet Nam. Ive lived a rich and varied life the past 40 years, but back in early 1970, I never made it home like I was supposed to. At least the me that was did not; that is, the one who died in Vietnam, Viet Nam.

Dan Choi


New America Media, Interview, Aaron Glantz, Apr 11, 2010

Aaron Glantz* entrevista DAN CHOI, teniente de la Guardia Nacional de Nueva York

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For Those Who Walk Through Fields of Fire

New America Media, Commentary, Greg Malloure , Mar 27, 2010

A former Marine writes that it feels strange that his friends are out fighting a war, while he is home trying to get good grades.

Seven Years Later, Family of Man Killed in Iraq Soldiers On

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Mar 27, 2010

Its been seven years since, just one week into the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Lance Corporal Jesus Suarez del Solar stepped on a piece of unexploded ordnance and came home in a flag-draped coffin.

The Torment of a Distant War

New America Media, Commentary, Mike A., Mar 08, 2010

A Navy corpsman longs to make peace with the memories of fallen comrades. But healing comes slowly when youre changed forever.

Elderly Filipino Veterans Met With Delay, Denial at VA

Philippine News/New America Media, Investigation, Cristina Pastor, Mar 02, 2010

A compensation program for Filipino WWII veterans is riddled with confusion and delays. Cristina Pastor of Philippine News reports nearly 20,000 veterans have been waiting up to a year for their claims to be either granted or denied.

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41,000 Filipino WWII Vets File for Compensation

Philippine News/New America Media, Investigation, Cristina Pastor, Mar 01, 2010

A year after President Obama signed a law finally compensating Filipino World War II veterans for their service, reporter Cristina Pastor examines how it happened ... and some problems that are beginning to emerge.

Fighting the War at Home

New America Media, Commentary, Jeremy P., Feb 21, 2010

A soldier returns safely after surviving sniper fire and roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the hypervigilance and suppressed emotions that kept him alive have taken a heavy toll. Jeremy P. wrote of his experiences for the Veterans Workshop, a New America Media writing project for military veterans.

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Nightmare at a Bend in the Road

New America Media, Commentary, Chris Clark , Feb 06, 2010

An ordinary road in Iraq presents a nightmarish trip for U.S. Marines who've already seen the horrors of war in this essay from the NAM veterans' writing project.


U.S. War Veterans Fight Deportation

La Opinin, News Report, Pilar Marrero, Translated by Elena Shore and Suzanne Manneh, Jan 24, 2010

Not even the most decorated and honorable military service can protect U.S. war veterans from ruthless immigration laws.

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