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Whispers in the Woods by Richard Kraft

Richard (Doc) Kraft served twenty-two years on active military duty—half of it as a Navy Corpsman—and eight years in the Fleet Reserves in Vietnam and elsewhere.  507 more words


3 Books I Couldn't Finish

Recently I have started reading several books but have not managed to make it through to the end. I usually hate not finishing a book because it doesn’t seem like I’ve given it a fair chance. 668 more words


American aircraft at the Helicopter Museum

A collection of the American manufactured aircraft on display at the Helicopter Museum in Weston-Super-Mare, UK.
History: The Helicopter Museum
Photos: Tony Wilkins

Bell UH-1H Iroquois, 66-16579, C/N. 365 more words


Group W Bench

One of the most influential songs for people like me who came of age during the Vietnam War was “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” an 18-minute anthem that spurred a successful antiwar movement and created an enduring meme. 681 more words

Gary Conkling

BOOK REVIEW: A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata

A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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This young adult (YA) novel is set in the Central Highlands of Vietnam during the last few years of the war. 474 more words


Forgive Yourself Already!

In the United States of America, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and many of us will gather with family and friends and over-indulge. I’m looking forward to it! 3,546 more words


Reviewed: "The Given World" by Marian Palaia

I’ve never read a novel built on the civilian cost of the Vietnam War. I haven’t read much about the Vietnam War. And Marian Palaia’s THE GIVEN WORLD isn’t about the Vietnam War so much as it is about how a war that seems so focused in a single corner of the world can have a ripple effect on the wider world that never really stops. 353 more words