Essays

NYC Veterans Writing Event on Thursday

February 6, 2017

The Veterans Writing Workshop , a New York City nonprofit that gives free writing workshops for veterans, active duty service members, and their families, is holding a reception and reading celebrating the publication of its…

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Creative Writing Contest: The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans

January 26, 2016

The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans is a creative writing contest for U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel. It's run by The Iowa Review   and sponsored by the family of Sharlet (in…

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Red, White, & True by Tracy Crow

September 8, 2014

Red, White, and True: Stories from Veterans and Families, World War II to Present (Potomac Books, 288 pp., $21.95, paper), edited by Tracy Crow, is an anthology of nonfiction. Crow is a former Marine Corps…

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Jack Herman's Vietnam War 'Micro Nonfiction'

August 25, 2014

Every week, the website Microfiction Monday posts stories that are told in 100 words or less. Today's edition is a bit different--it contains six micro nonfictional accounts of the Vietnam War experiences of Jack Herman. Drafted…

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The World’s Greatest Military Investigator’s Ultimate Book of War Stories by Michael J Oszman

July 22, 2014

Michael J Oszman's The World's Greatest Military Investigators Ultimate Book of War Stories (CreateSpace, 60 pp., $10, paper) is a collection of fiction, rumors, war stories comments, dim memories, and a little truth. Oszman dedicates…

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The New VVA Veteran–For July/August

July 19, 2014

The on-line edition of the new, July/August, issue of The VVA Veteran has just been posted . The cover story is an examination of the strange events leading up to the August 1964 Gulf of…

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The War That Never Ends edited by David L. Anderson and John Ernst

July 14, 2014

David L. Anderson and John Ernst, the editors of the 2008 anthology The War That Never Ends: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War, which is out in a new paperback edition (University of Kentucky, 376 pp., $28), dedicate…

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Healing the Warrior Within by Alan Cutter

July 10, 2014

  My feeling while reading Alan Cutter's Healing the Warrior Within: A Veteran's Spiritual Journey (CreateSpace, 240 pp., $11.95, paper) was that it needed to be reorganized with the chapters placed chronologically for clarity. I…

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Missions of Fire and Mercy and Chopper Warriors by William E. Peterson

May 31, 2014

. William E. Peterson enlisted in the Army at eighteen, signed up to be a Huey helicopter crew chief, and volunteered to go to Vietnam. College bored him, and left-wing professors irritated him. He wanted…

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Dartmouth Veterans edited by Phillip C. Schaefer

April 18, 2014

In the Foreword to Dartmouth Veterans: Vietnam Perspectives (Dartmouth College Press/University Press of New England, 400 pp., $29.95, paper; $28.99 e book), edited by Phillip C. Schaefer, James Wright tells us he joined the Marines in…

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