The State of the Nation: Various Levels of Pain

by Charles Marshall

Poem


Cat's in the Cradle

by Tom Lauterback

Prose


I Left Mississippi

by Benjamin Williams

Poem


He Was the Enemy: A Soldier's Dilemma

by JonnieLynn Donatelli

Poem


Sunset In the Desert

by Brant Parker III

Array


Head Trip

by W. Joseph O'Connell

Poem


REPAIR MAN

By Clyde Jacobs, Army

Writing Type: Poem

I was in the Air Force for three years
and I repaired everything that moved or couldn't move.
Planes, trucks, cars and tanks.
But whatever we were fixing, mostly it was engines.
They're all the same really ..
We fixed what we could
and swapped new engines in when we couldn't.
I fought 1ny engine battles in Texas, Delaware,
Florida, Colorado, Utah, California and New England.
Never got out of the country.
After the war I joined civilian life as a repair man.
I fixed cars, trucks, tractors, planes, made steel and concrete.
Cars were my favorite repair work.
My favorite was General Motors because they were the easiest.
But it didn't much matter because I was a repair man.
That's what I did. Fix things.

Notes: Writing Aide: .Joe Neilson Typist: Meg Reese

Take My Hand and Walk With Me

by Gene Groner

Poem


My First Day in the Field (The Jungles of Vietnam)

by Louis Ferrari

Prose


Strange 7

by Daniel Strange

Art


First Day in Vietnam

by Daniel Strange

Prose


Women in the Military History Speech – March

by Judith Leu

Prose


Growth

by Michelle Pond

Photograph