Category Archives: Desert Storm

Veteran Poetry: Elusive Enemy

Elusive Enemy Never the soldier with the flag draped over my heart, I looked for the enemy diligently in every bloody cavity. I peered into bullet holes of eleven year old Taliban fighters, Down the dissected gash of a known … Continue reading

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After The Folded Flag: Memorial Day and Gold Star Families

A stoic widow graciously accepting the folded flag makes a dramatic end to a movie, but what comes after? For the thousands of family members of Americans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and thousands more from previous wars, Memorial Day … Continue reading

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Book Review for Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks from Vietnam to Iraq

Book Review Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq In her forward to the book Powder Helen Benedict tells the reader that they are about to read stories by women who have “seen and done things … Continue reading

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