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Bill Ehrhart USMC
45-year member of VVAW. After completing service in Vietnam in March 1968, Ehrhart was asked to, “solemnly swear to defend the Constitution of the United States… As soon as that (VFW) meeting was over, I beat it out of there. And I never went back.” Within a few years, I got involved with Vietnam Veterans Against the War,” an “activist” in Philadelphia according to Gerald Nicosia. “I'm still involved with VVAW 45 years later. Ehrhart is a poet and writer of the memoir Vietnam-Perkasie and author of articles in THE VETERAN, the official VVAW newsletter.
This is a "stump" essay which will be revisited when time permits.
- See: Bill Ehrhart, “Me and Veterans of Foreign Wars,” THE VETERAN [VVAW], Fall 2015, Vol. 45 No. 2; Gerald Nicosia, acknowledges Ehrhart in his Home to War, 667; Http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/television/vietnam-war-ken-burns-pbs-philly-bill-ehrhart-ron-ferrizzi-20170914.html “Two Philly-area veterans help bring PBS's 'Vietnam War' home,” Updated: September 14, 2017.