Category Archives: Viet Nam War

“Wait until the war is over, And we’re both a little older …”

Forty years ago I was living in Houston and my then-wife was expecting the first of our three children. On that day, 27 April 1975, I had been back from Việt Nam fifty-four months – four and a half years. It … Continue reading

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Fallen Angels of Death – Part One

January, 1970 An explosion jerked me back to the real world. I’d been sitting in the sun, smoking and daydreaming, when it happened. I grabbed my rifle, jumped up, and ran in the direction of the shouting and the drifting … Continue reading

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Accepting Survival

I was speaking with someone today – we’ll call her Laura – about writing as a cathartic and healing experience. Laura was afflicted with ovarian cancer. I volunteered for a war. She didn’t ask for her affliction, but I did … Continue reading

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