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Mokie Pratt Porter: Bio:
Mokie Pratt Porter, the Director of Communications for Vietnam Veterans of America, has been with VVA since 1985. From 1992-2007, she held the position of editor of The VVA Veteran, assigning hundreds of articles on the myriad issues facing America's veterans.
She has attended several sessions of the World Veterans Federation; has taken 14 trips to Vietnam in her capacity as the staff coordinator for the Veterans Initiative Task Force, VVA's veteran-to-veteran effort to assist the Vietnamese with their MIA accounting effort, with the hope of engendering reciprocal cooperation in the accounting of missing Americans; and has made three trips to Ukraine to meet with Vietnam veterans of the former Soviet Union who have been forthcoming with records of downed American aircraft.
Currently she is initiating the "Faces of Agent Orange," an effort to educate the American public by putting a human face on the generational impact of Agent Orange/ Dioxin and other battlefield exposures.
Ms. Porter is the co-editor of Inside the Pentagon Papers, an oral history of those who participated in the leaking of these secret documents. She is the recipient of VVA's highest award, the Commendation Medal, as well as the Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Award; AVVA President’s Award, and Veterans Against Drugs Commit to Life Award.