Category: War and Military Stories

Guest Writer – Don Ranard; The Smell of it

  Donald A. Ranard’s writing has appeared in The Atlantic, New World Writing Quarterly, The Washington Post, Gargoyle, Litro, The Best Travel Writing, 100 Word Story, and elsewhere. His one-act play about a wounded war veteran, ELBOW. APPLE. CARPET. SADDLE. BUBBLE., placed second in Veteran Repertory’s 2021 playwriting competition and was recently performed at Vet […]

Guest Writer – Raul Herrera; Capturing Skunk Alpha

    Raul Herrera is a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran. Raul served time on Swift Boats and has written an intriguing book about his experience.  Raul has provided us some details about his book, which is available on Amazon and other on-line book sellers.                                           ***       CAPTURING SKUNK ALPHA ∼Raul Herrera […]

The Honor Flight

    Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world. A veteran does not have that problem. –Ronald Reagan         In January of 1971, I flew into Seattle, Washington after having served a one year tour of duty in Vietnam. It was […]

Contributing Factors to the War in Vietnam

  The French “tricolor” flew over Vietnam for many years   When the French colonized Vietnam in the eighteen hundreds, they created discord that would trouble the small nation into the nineteen hundreds and beyond. This discord created divisiveness in several interrelated areas, or factors. Those being: *Economic *Religious *Social *Ethnic *Nationalism *Political And all […]