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Glad She Waited

Ollie Lindsay served in the US Army from September 1979 through March 1990. He and his wife, Linda, just celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary and have three children and six grandchildren. Growing up in Kentucky, I was very poor and was going to go to technical school to be an electrician, but I loved sports  Read More

Color Photograph

Theodore McIntire, Major, USAF retired in 2004. Following his time in the military, he spent a decade in worldwide human development, citizen diplomacy and as a journalist. He is currently a student of film and video at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina. His latest two-minute video exposing suspected Yemen war crimes is  Read More

Anchor Out

Captain Jon Cook, USN (Ret) enlisted in the Navy June 1962, graduated from the Naval Academy 1967, earned his naval aviator wings 1968, and started his helicopter career as a gunship pilot in Viet Nam, then as a rescue pilot, then as an anti submarine pilot aboard frigates and destroyers. He was the commanding officer  Read More

The Eye

By Amanda Flick, United States Army


By Luke Sloan This is a song, neither is right or wrong About how to tell the stories of the war with the Vietcong.   There goes lavender on the floor He was the first out the door. Then goes Curt Lemon up in the trees When a bright light came from under his knees.  Read More

AKA “Dum Trkdivor”

Rolf Lengner served in the US Army from 1978-1999. Upon retiring from the Army, Rolf worked as a long distance truck driver from 1999-2019. He is now a full time student at Cape Fear Community College. After getting over the shock that a twenty one year career in the military was coming to a close,  Read More

Once We Were Proud

Robert Bennett was born in December of 1956 in the small town of Pirasens, Germany to a German mother and a Native-American father serving in the United States Army. Robert spoke only German until he moved with his family to the US. He moved around for years as a military brat, and after graduating from  Read More

A Night Fire

Kate M Carey is the sister of PFC David Lee Carey who was killed in Vietnam in 1968. Raised in Ohio, she lives and writes from Lexington and Surf City, NC. She is married and has adult children living in Ohio and Florida. Sometimes it’s not secrets that hurt, it’s the untold stories that cut  Read More


Full Steam Ahead I Will Fear no Evil By Christina Whaley, United States Army Family Member

55 Gold Fish

Amber Taylor served in the United States Marine Corps from 2012-2016 where she worked as Field Radio Operator. She is a nursing student from Wampum, Pennsylvania and currently resides in the Wilmington area with her two kids, Gabriel (5) and Evelyn (2). As a college student, I am very accustomed to writing research papers surrounded  Read More
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