My Death Defying Life as a Soldier

by Dr. R. Douglas Iliff

Prose


Dog Days - A Blast from the Past

by Penny Deere

Prose


Light the Way

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


Going South

by William Greenhut

Prose


Drifting Wood

by William Snead

Poem


Viet Lament

by Paul Nyerick

Prose


PURPLE HEART

By Monroe Kurman, Army

Writing Type: Poem

Navigating the L.C.V.P. under duress,
Pent up emotion caused me stress --
I decided the Navy to serve.
The war consumes all your nerve -
Shrapnel splatters the sandy shore,
And reaching the beach was a chore.
In the hull, shoulder to shoulder,
Crowded marines became bolder and bolder.
The marines exit with anticipation,
Hoping death will take a vacation.
At that moment, I recall
Bodies everywhere were starting to fall.
The clouds suddenly became dark --
A bomb hit its mark.
The percussion caused me to hit the bulkhead,
I woke a day later, returned from the dead.
On a dimly lit wall, an angel did appear saying, “My son do not fear.”
Lying in my bunk, staring at the faded ceiling,
I felt an awful queasy feeling.
A Chaplin entered, leaving the door ajar -His voice sounded as echoing from afar,
"You will receive the Purple Heart".

Daddy's Hand

by Dan Yates

Poem


Memories of a Battlefield Nurse

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Ella's Submarine

by David Ludlow

Prose


The Love of God

by Gene Groner

Poem


Joyful Expectancy

by Nila Bartley

Array


Champion

by Nila Bartley

Array