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War Stories

Here's Why Veterans Don't Talk About It

David W. Peters | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
David W. Peters

In my conversations with veterans I often hear from their family members that, "He just never talks about it." Stories connect people, and veterans' families and friends want that connection, but veterans still don't talk about it. Why?

Operation Huskey: The Invasion of Sicily

Peggie Walsh | Posted 11.05.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

A lucky shot from one of our 81mm mortars went down the tube of a German mortar that had been firing at us. This resulted in over 200 enemy soldiers surrendering. Apparently, word had spread through their ranks that the Americans had a secret weapon that disabled their guns.

How The Lion's Gate Changed My Story

Maureen Anderson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I wrote a book about a Vietnam veteran. I was in foreign territory, all right. I knew very little about war, weapons, world history, world geography, and almost anything else that would've helped me translate this man's experience to the printed page.

More War Stories from the Old Colonel

Peggie Walsh | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

I came across these notes from a speech he typed up on an old piece of scrap paper. From what I can tell, he was addressing a group of young soldiers, probably around the early 1960's.

A Post 50 Mom Reflects On Her Years As A Parent

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 07.21.2013 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

There are a lot of blogs on the Internet these days about parenting. Many of them come at motherhood or fatherhood from the angle of, am I a good parent? They are funny, honest and self-deprecating. I wish they had been around when I was raising kids but one thing I did have were good friends.

Rear Echelon Writers

Doug Bradley | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
Doug Bradley

What I most appreciate about Fobbit is the dark, gallows humor that by and large only soldiers can truly appreciate.

Iraq Veteran Reveals His Favorite Soldier Stories

| Posted 12.14.2011 | Books

By Paul Rieckhoff for Bookish As the last American troops come home from Iraq, Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America,...

My Father's Silent War

Laura Harrington | Posted 01.09.2012 | Women
Laura Harrington

A gut-wrenching truth that any soldier will tell you is that you can't talk about it. The minute you make it a story, you've started to lie; you have to choose a point of view, embellish, or leave things out.

Karl Marlantes: My Top 10 War Stories

The Guardian | Karl Marlantes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"It seems to me that a great war book must speak the truth about war; that it is mostly tedious, numbing, confusing, occasionally thrilling, filled wi...

Get Your War On: The Cross (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Let's just say Senator POW's "cross" story just got funnier......