Choreography on Deck USS Kitty Hawk

Choreography on Deck USS Kitty Hawk

By Michel Robertson, from the bookWelcome Home, Brother: Memoirs of Vietnam War Veterans Young Ray Pavlik had not heard of Vietnam when he graduated from high school in 1964 and enlisted in the Navy. “I wanted to get as far away from Cleveland as I could.” His...
The World Trying To Stop Communism

The World Trying To Stop Communism

An Interview with Korean War Veteran Bill Lack By Mike McCarthy I grew up in Meridian, Mississippi and my father and mother were divorced in 1940. My father was automatically drafted into the military before WWII started. Then his two brothers got called in after he...
Harry Viruet 100 year old D-day Survivor

Harry Viruet 100 year old D-day Survivor

At 100 years old, veteran looks back on time serving in the Army.  By Ken Corn Old Fort, North Carolina, resident and WWII veteran Harry Viruet celebrated his 100th birthday in May this year. Viruet was born in 1920 and joined the US Army when he was nineteen, a year...
Don’t Ask That Question

Don’t Ask That Question

Don’t Ask That Questionby John Hallimore Veteran’s Creative Writing Workshop 4th meeting, February 17th, 2016 Coming home from Vietnam to America amidst college sit-ins, peace protests, passionate political debate, and random cultural turmoil is not a fond memory. My...
Driving a Howitzer with The Big Red 1

Driving a Howitzer with The Big Red 1

Jimmy McKinney – Driving a Howitzer with The Big Red 1 By Michel Robertson North Carolina native Jimmy McKinney was working at a paper plant when he received his draft notice in May 1966. “I’d been married about three years, with no children. I preferred it to be me...