They Were Warriors First

by Matthew Davison

Prose


My Trip to Catalina

by Jonathan Craig

Prose


A Place Where Soldiers Go

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


Combat Nursing

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Prose


That Look

by David Marchant

Poem


Courage

by Jason Bartley

Poem


HUG-A-HERO DOLLS

By George Higgins, Army

Writing Type: Poem

Little boys and girls love hugs
From their mommies and daddies,
But now they must have a Hug-a-Hero doll.
While their mommies and daddies
Are overseas on their country's call,
These children must hug a look-a-like
Hug-a-Hero doll.
The dolls show photos of their parents
In military uniform,
For parents know missed hugs
Can make their children unhappy.
Some get sick and cry in their beds
For their parents, they shake and quiver.
And for these children, their parents
Are the ones we can't deliver.
So to take their place,
The children have a Hug-a-Hero doll
'Til their parents return
From their country's call.

Notes: Pris Chansky

Answer to Our Youth

by Dennis O’Brien

Poem


Somewhere a Woman Is Building an Ark

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Combat Nursing

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Prose


The Light Bulb Man

by Sean Parrish

Prose


Voices in the Sky

by Paul Nyerick

Array


Thunderstorms

by Lawrence Langman

Poem