Three Buddies

by Jack Tompkins

sketch


What It Means to Be a Veteran: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

by michael mcbride

Poem


Under the Flag

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


White light

by Paul Nyerick

Prose


Feelings

by Lenny Ellis

Poem


Mount Surabachi

by Jeffrey Saarela

Oil Painting


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

Calculated Risks

by Neal Morrison Jr

Poem


Remembering the War

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Prose


Answering the Call

by Daniel Allen

Poem


An Encounter at the VA Hospital

by John Swainston

Poem


Withdrawal

by David Cahn

Prose


Lost and Found

by Lenny Ellis

Poem