Stellar Energies to America by Henry Pelifian

June 20, 2011

Henry Pelifian, who did a tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, went on to serve in the Peace Corps in Thailand and later worked in the U.S. Refugee Program along the Thai-Cambodian…

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The War by Gerald A. Spence

June 15, 2011

Gerald A. Spence's The War: 361 Days, 12 Hours, and 27 Minutes in Vietnam (Tate Publishing, 177 pp., $12.99) tells the fictional story of Jerry Simpson, who gets drafted at age 22 in 1966 just…

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The Rich and the Dead, edited by Nelson DeMille

June 8, 2011

Best-selling novelist (and Vietnam veteran) Nelson DeMille was chosen this year by the Mystery Writers of America to edit (and choose the selections for) <I>The Rich and the Dead<$> (Grand Central, 384 pp., $24.99, hardcover;…

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D.C. Writer's Center Veterans Writing Workshop

March 6, 2009

The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland (just outside of the nation's capital) will hold a second veterans’ writing workshop April 6-May 18. This free, six-week prose-writing workshop is aimed at active-duty troops, veterans, and their…

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Thank Your Lucky Stars

July 1, 2008

"Combat changes a person. It changed me." Those are the words of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran George Eyre Masters in "Missing in America, " a powerful essay he wrote that appeared in the San Francisco…

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