Category: War Related Stories

Apollo 13

I served in Vietnam from January of 1970 to January of 1971. My service was during the latter stages of the U.S. involvement in the war and it would be inaccurate to say that things were going well. For various reasons the U.S. public had soured on the war and President Richard Nixon’s program of […]

Lt. General Hal Moore, R.I.P.

“There’s never been a noble war except in the history books and propaganda movies. It’s a bloody, dirty, cruel, costly mistake in almost every case, as it was in this war that would end so badly. But the young soldiers can be and often are noble, selfless, and honorable. They don’t fight for a flag […]

The Return….

Introduction by JoAnn Forrester Vietnam! Vietnam, the war of the Baby Boomer generation has left a multitude of raw scars on our national conscience.  A war, where 9.2 million American men and women served through-out the world during an eleven year period (Jan. 1, 1965 – March 28, 1973),  as warriors and peace keepers.   Of […]

The Orphans

We were castoffs and slaves, orphans and unwanteds and used-to-be princesses…and we were mighty. ~Lesley Livingston, The Valiant     One of the many unfortunate by-products of war are orphans. The orphanages near our base at Phu Cat, Vietnam were visited by the base chaplains who brought sustenance in the way of food, clothing, and […]