Veterans stories, books, poems, and more

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The first of four books sharing a lifelong love affair. Based on the letters I found written to me by my husband during the Vietnam War in 1971. Read More

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"Three months into your eighteenth and not even 6 months of dating. A bit young to get married. Hope this story will prove it worked out nicely i..." Read More

A second lieutenant, only days from training back in the states is ordered, under fire, to assume command of a company of cast-off Marines, all out in the brutal bloody jungle because of the either the worst of luck or the most minor of offenses or infringement Read More

Featured Review by Chuck Bartok

"I have purchased and read the First and Second Ten Days of this harrowing tale of the reality of war. It is listed as a work of fiction for obvi..." Read More

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The Veterans House

Frank surprised me with a Special Gift that came from Vietnam. This Gift lasted for only two weeks, but it was one of the Greatest Gifts I have ever received. Read More
In 1971, Frank Henderson left his home and his new wife, Nancy, to fight in the Vietnam War. As you will read, the distance would neither quell their passion nor stop their love. Instead, in the face of such adversity, the love that Nancy and Frank shared would grow. Through… Read More

Featured Review by Chuck Bartok

"I have purchased this book and two others. They are an awesome testimony to LOVE and Frank is a wonderful example of a Real Man. The two of you ..." Read More

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The Veterans House

An old man, holed up and waiting to die, but that's not going to work for the little boy next door or his cat... Read More

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The Veterans House

Algiers, Algeria. I asked him how a country could have a city named the same thing as the country, but he ignored me. He was smoking an ugly smelling foreign cigarette and wearing a pair of pants that were bloused into shiny black combat boots. Paratrooper boots. Read More

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"Cool story and audio. I'm going to feature it on the homepage." Read More

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The Veterans House

The fire was over but not long gone. The California Santa Ana kind of winds had blown through the town of Paradise with a blowtorch intensity, turning most homes to little more than cinder foundations and ash. I wasn’t coming home to Paradise in grief or depression, however, although I’d… Read More

Featured Review by Chuck Bartok

"The reality of this story is very close to home. My wife lost all of her family homes and we have 15 new neighbors who lost everything. Over 20,..." Read More

A short notation of an emotional struggle that former, if not current, military service members go through as they become adjusted to civilian life, given that they return to their homeland(s), with their families and friends. Read More

Poem / War and Military

October 31, 2017

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The Poetic Dreamers House

A torn life. Ash and hurt. This is war. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Kristina I Remember I remember when we were little kids and you were in the sixth grade and I was in the second grade. This sixth grader told me to give him money but I was only 8 and had no money, so he kicked me and… Read More
A Veteran's Battle was inspired by the breathtaking true story of one Iraqi War veteran who returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A man who went from working two jobs to being sent overseas. The events that took place will truly hit home,… Read More

Poem / Other

May 15, 2017

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Comments: 2

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The Booksie Classic House

History is being lost ... Read More

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Comments: 8

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The Booksie Classic House

You can’t judge a book by its cover. Read More
a poem for all of the veterans who served our great country. Read More

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A short story shadowing a veteran and his quest to seek help through the VA Read More
Why Remembrance Day is important to me. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

This is a short summary of who I am and what I believe in so that those who read my short stories, essays or articles will know more about the man behind the words. Read More
Jace Connors, a man of many titles and professions, drives head-on into one of America's darkest cities in search of his long-time nemesis. However, he'll soon realize that what he finds during his search may be more than he can handle. Read More
Dedicated to all of the USA Veterans on Veterans Day. Read More
The story of my first trip to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Read More
A tale about a shop owner; his wife and a veteran of the first World War who can neither speak nor laugh at the shop owner's crude jokes. Read More
An article regarding how we should go about repaying our veterans. Read More
One listener, 3 soldiers, lost and confused about what is real, and what not. Read More

Book / War and Military

August 31, 2013

"Kiowa" is a story of love, courage, strength and healing -- told through the eyes (and ears) of a highly-trained combat dog. When Kiowa's seemingly unbreakable bond with his handler is tragically shattered, he feels as though everything is lost. But soon he discovers a path to recovery -- in… Read More
A tribute to my grandfather, a fellow Marine. Iwo survivor and responsible for much of my writing inspiration. Read More
My teacher assigned a last minute project for me - She wants me to write a paragraph about how I feel when I look at the American flag for a Veteran's Day assembly. This is what I came up with, so I thought I'd put it on here. Read More
A rather upbeat description of a spontaneous roadtrip undertaken by friends in their late 20s still living with a vigor only found in teens. Read More

Reads: 591

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

For my school, the older kids after right poems for veterans day, and they are put into a contest. And the people who won, have to read them in front of the whole school, at our veteran's program. This is my poem, and I won (: Read More
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