**Although our members have opinions regarding current events, our intent is to support the United States military rather than denounce it. We have no illusion that the performance of our military or our nation’s leaders are flawless, but we feel strongly that there are more than enough existing venues for criticizing them. We do not wish to become another one. Consequently, we make efforts to avoid publishing material that we find to be primarily critical in nature.
Please submit requests for review to our Lead Reviewer, jim greenwald, using the book review form.
jim greenwald served in the Navy in a variety of capacities. whether you want to or not. It provided an opportunity to see much of the world and too meet two presidents. He holds degrees in Computer Science, Business Administration, Business Management and a Masters in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. He is happily divorced, his three children quickly growing older than he, and has four beautiful teenage granddaughters. He is a two time survivor of cancer who enjoys each and every vertical day, crediting the Creator and a positive attitude for his survival. His writing is a reflection of his multicultural background; Ojibwe, French and German. A professional photographer for many years who now takes pictures almost exclusively at Native American powwows.
His poetry has been published extensively in e-zines, magazines and anthologies here and internationally. He has published seven books of poetry to date mixing emotional poetry and Native American oriented poetry and stories, he co-authored a volume of Native poetry and stories. He has received several awards for his writing, including two gold medals from the MWSA for his books titled Tears for Mother Earth and Across the Bridge, four Editors Choice awards from the International Library of Poetry and two Honor Scroll Awards from Angels Without Wings Foundation, Inc., he is a lifetime member of the Military Writers Society of America, Canadian Federation of Poets, American Authors Society, Academy of American poets, and the Native American Rights Fund. He lives by a quiet stream in the middle of nowhere in Bedford County, PA where he can hear the water speak.
Alan’s Letters, by Nancy E. Rial
A Golden Weekend, by Larry Carello
Pirates and Cartels, by Lee and Vista Boyland
The Adventures of Brisky Bear and Trooper Dog: Back Home Again, by Steve Bolt
The Adventures of Brisky Bear and Trooper Dog: Be Kind, Be Friendly, Be Thankful, by Phil Callaway
Disability Compensation The Veterans Guide, by Thomas Van Hees
Our Daddy Is Invincible!, by Shannon Maxwell
Domers, by David Couzins
Grumman F9F Panther/Cougar, by Brad Elward
Project: Dragonslayers, by Kathy Rowe
USAF Interceptors, by Marty Isham and David McLaren
The Burntwater Cook’s Kitchen Guide, by David Michaelson
Tecumseh: Shooting Star of the Shawnee, by Dwight Jon Zimmerman
by Sandra Miller Linhart
Grandpa… what if?
No Turning Back (Music: available in CD or for Download), by Jeff Seynour (CTS)
25 FREE Resources EVERY Texas Veteran Needs To Know, by Marilyn Harris
America’s Finest, by Stephen A. Peterson
A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions, by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Path of Thunder, by Mike Green
A Quiet Reality, by Emilio Marrero Jr.
American Battlefields of World War 1, by David C. Homsher
Don Arndt was a drafted Missouri farm boy that spent the year of 1966 with the 27th infantry Regiment, 25th Division in Vietnam. He owned and operated an Electronics business for 36 years and is now retired. Don is the author of See the Dragon, one Wolfhounds Vietnam story and he currently writes a weekly column for the local newspaper. Don is also working to finish his second book. Read more at www.seethedragon.com
Wisconsin Iron: A Novel of the Civil War, by Michael Eckers
Righteous Rescue, by John L. Rothdiener
A Hill Called White Horse, by Anthony Sobieski
The Dream Warrior: A Viet Nam War Veteran’s Memoir, by Anthony J. Chibbaro
Beyond the Call, Memoirs of a Medical Visionary Vol I, by William E. Mayer, M.D.
Immeasurable Spirit, by Latoya Lucas
Chris Avery is a new reviewer.
We’ll update bio and photo shortly.
War in the Pacific Volume IV, by Jerome Hagen
Pat Avery is an author, photographer, journalist, and poet.
We’ll update bio shortly.
Heaven in the Midst of Hell: A Quaker Chaplain’s View of the War in Iraq, by Commander Sheri Snively
The Military Father: A Hands-on Guide for Deployed Dads, by Armin A. Brott
Cornfield Soldiers – Utah Beach to the Elbe River, by Paul Michael Frazee
The Claridon Conspiracy: A Sergeant Sandy Coker Novel, by Ronald Smith
The Sandman, by David Lucero
Rob Ballister, MWSA lead reviewer in 2009, published his first book “God Does Have a Sense of Humor” in September of 2005, and joined MWSA in October 2006. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, he is an active duty Naval Officer with over 13 years military experience. His book won a 2007 MWSA Gold Medal and was a co-winner of the 2009 President’s Award. He reviews novels and science fiction for the Society, and has also served as a board member.
Belle of the Brawl, by Gary A. Best
Inside the Fortress, by Steve Valley
Cleared To Land, by Jeffrey K. Fozard
Digger Dogface Brownjob Grunt, by Gary R. Prisk
Tam Ky – The Battle for Nui Yon Hill, by Thomas Pozdol
The Book of Weapons, by Dwight Jon Zimmerman
No Time for Ribbons, by Craig Trebilcock
BEAR Flight to Liberty, by Miguel Vargas-Caba
5 Brothers In Arms, by Raymond C. Heimbuch
Gunships: The Story of Spooky, Shadow, Stinger and Spectre, by Wayne Mutza
War of the Redhorsemen, by Ronald Smith
The White Train, by Larry Purcell
Come in Swanee Leader, by Jim Staley
Delta 7, by John Cathcart
The Hindenburg Letter, by Roger L. Conlee
US Naval Academy in Postcards 1900-1930, by Randall W. Bannister
The Roar of the Dragon, by Bill Berry
Mrs. Lieutenant, by Phyllis Zimbler Miller
Unknown Waters, by Alfred S. McLaren
A Rendezvous to Remember
Clear the Deck!
Rogue Avenger by John R. Hindinger
Behold, an Ashen Horse by Lee Boyland
Humble Heroes by Steven Bustin
Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel, by John Podlaski
Guiding Lights: United States Naval Academy Monuments and Memorials, by Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot
Shuttle Rising; Rendezvous with a Rumor, by Charles Boyle
Firefight on Vietnam Brown Water, by Lynn Salsi
THE VIETNAM WAR: A Graphic History, by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and Wayne Vansant
Freedom’s Fight, by Gary Phillips
America Reborn, by Lee and Vista Boyland
Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from World War II, by Larkin Spivey
Uncle John Salutes the Military, by Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Series
Night Hunter; Northrop’s P-61 Black Widow, by Jeff Kolln
Shuttle Rising; Rendezvous with a Rumor, by Charles Boyle
The Rings of Allah by Lee Boyland
Swift Boat Down; The Real Story of the Sinking of PCF-19 by James Steffes
My Father’s Secret War by Lucinda Franks
Constant Bearing Decreasing Range by Skip Vogel
Coast Watching in WWII by A. B. Feuer
Australian Commandos by A. B. Feuer
When Evil Prospers by John Washburn
The B-24 in China by A. B. Feuer
Gangway, Regular Navy! by Richard Merrell
Counterclockwise by Roger L. Conlee
Securing Global Transportation Networks by Luke Ritter, J. Michael Barrett, Rosalyn Wilson
Lee Boyland has a degree in nuclear engineering, three years of active duty in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officer and Nuclear Emergency Team commander specializing in nuclear weapons accidents and incidents. His military career continued as a civilian weapons designer and later the disposal of chemical weapons. These programs led him to hazardous waste management and founding several companies.
Currently he consults, appears as a guest on talk-radio shows nationwide, and writes with his wife, Vista. He was a member of a U.S. Government technology exchange team sent to China in 2003.
Lee Boyland is the author of two award winning techno-thrillers, The Rings of Allah (silver medal) and Behold, an Ashen Horse (gold medal), chapters of the Biohazards Management Handbook, and numerous technical articles and papers. Lee and Vista are finishing their third book, America Reborn.
Dosha, flight of the Russian Gypsies, by Sonia Meyer
The sentinal and the Shooter, by Douglas W. Bonnot
Wounded, A Novel Beyond Love and War, by Richard Gaines Graham
Gulf Winds, by J. M. Taylor
Carry On Pvt Dahlgren, by Conrad Larson
Hibiscus Blood, by J.E. Buck Ballow
Rhombus, by Bob Gore
The Texas Gun Club, by Mark Bowlin
The Whiplash Hypothesis, by Don Westenhaver
Carolina Roots: from whence I came, by Tom Shytel
Occupation and Insurgency: A Selective Examination of The Hague and Geneva Conventions on the Eastern Front, 1939-1945, by Colin Heaton
D. H. Brown has worked as a Logistics and Weapons Specialist in Vietnam; Director of Security; Armored Car Driver; Police Officer; Hunting Guide, Trapper and Dog Sledder; Homesteader; Truck Driver; General Contractor; Minister; Movie Producer; Editor; Writer; Speaker; Restaurateur; Antique Restoration Specialist; Personal Care Worker; PC Repair Specialist; Computer Instructor; Webmaster and Web Designer. He writes about what he knows.
His first book, Honor Due, was received with critical acclaim and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal for Fiction by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) and a Honorable Mention by The American Authors Association (AAA)
A Vietnam veteran, D. H. BROWN earned the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal and the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Medal w/Palm. He lives a life of solitude deep in the Pacific Northwest rainforest with his wife and the spirit of Buddy Dog, working on his next book. Checkout his website at: http://www.dhbrownbooks.com
People who bother him end up in one of his books, dead…
Henry Ford’s Moving Picture Show, by Phillip W. Stewart
The Untold Experience of a Navy Corpseman, by C. Gilbert Lowery
French Letters: Engaged in War, by Jack Woodville London
The Surest Poison, by Chester Campbell
An American Family in World War II, by Ralph L. Minker, Sandra O’Connell, Harry Butowsky
Immediate Response, by Major Mark Hammond RM DFC with Clare Macnaughton
Fields of War: Fifty Key Battlefields in France and Belgium, by Robert Mueller
Beyond Duty: Life on the Frontline in Iraq, by Shannon Meehan and Roger Thompson
The Remains of Company D: a Story of the Great War, by James Carl Nelson
Sacred Ground: A Tribute to America’s Veterans, by Tom Ruck
Interrogation of Morals, by Jason Meszaros
Memories of Me, by L. M. Romagnoli
John Cathcart spent 20 years in the USAF, retiring in 1998 as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his career he flew the B52, F-111 and the twin-engine prop C-12. He later served as a military attach, in Colombia and Venezuela. For the remainder of his military career, he worked in a series of staff assignments, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Special Operations & Low-Intensity Conflict) at the Pentagon and the US Southern Command (both in Panama and in Miami). In 1999 was hired by American Airlines and is currently flying the 737.
He is the author of Delta 7, a fictional thriller based loosely on his experiences.
Silent Enemy, by Thomas W. Young
Chitose Road, by Robert S. Ruehrdanz
In Due Time, by J. Keith Jones
The Texas Two Card Hold ’em Heist, by Karl Boyd
Forty Missions and Home, by Maurice “Vic” Duvic and Lisa Uzzle Hadden
Echo of a Distant Planet, by Wayne J. Lutz
You and Your Military Hero, by Sara Jensen-Fritz, Paula Jones-Johnson, Thea L. Zitzow
The Ether Zone, US Army Special Forces Detachment B-52, Project Delta, by Raymond C. Morris
America’s Film Vault, by Phillip W. Stewart
The Lady Gangster, by Del Staecker
Traces of a Lost War, by Richard Barone
Just a Walk in the Park, by Tom Nolan
Gail Chatfield worked for nearly 20 years she in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles with positions at AFTRA, the William Morris Agency and nearly ten years as the personal assistant to Farrah Fawcett. She currently leads writers workshops for active-duty military and veterans in conjunction with American Combat Veterans of War non-profit organization.
Chatfield is the author of the award-winning book, By Dammit, we’re Marines! Veterans Stories of Heroism, Horror, and Humor in World War II on the Pacific Front. She is also an opinion columnist for the North County Times and a free-lance journalist. In addition to being a member of the Military Writers Society of America, Chatfield is also a member of the American Historical Association, San Diego Society of Professional Journalists and an associate member of the Third Marine Division Association.
Victory Road, by Mark Bowlin
Shall Never See So Much, by Gerald Gillis
God + Military Spouse: United Our Families Will Stand by Kathleen Cline
The Poetry of Lyrics: One Man’s Journey through the Lyrics of Life (A-Z), by James Randy Jellerson
Through the Years: One Man’s Journey (A to Z), by James Randy Jellerson
MWSA member and reviewer USAF Major (Ret) Herman Bailes (Buddy) Cox is a Vietnam Veteran. He flew C123 planes out of Phan Rang from May 1969 to May 1970. His mission was to move cargo and passengers in the Central Highlands. On his second tour, he flew K135 tankers out of Thailand. After retiring from the Air Force, Buddy became an Airline Pilot for American Airlines and is currently retired. He is working on a book about his time in Vietnam called “In the Pipeline” — a wry, amusing, and self-deprecating look at the War in Southeast Asia that changed the lives of baby-boomers around the world.
Second only to flying and his beautiful wife Mary and their five daughters, Buddy loves music. He plays trumpet and is the leader of Buddy’s Big Band. When he’s not arranging swing tunes for the band, he enjoys riding his Harley.
T-41 Mescalero: The Military Cessna 172, by Walt shiel
Grey Wolf: A Novel in History, by David Huffman
So Others May Live Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers Saving Lives Defying Death, by Martha LaGuardia-Kotite, CDR USCGR
Margaret Mahler: A biography of the psychoanalyst, by Alma H. Bond
A Forgotten Soldier: The Life and Times of MG Harry Hill Bandholtz, by Patrick V. Garland
Position: Health Care Risk Management Consultant for a medical malpractice insurance company, 33 years. College: BS Health Care Management
Status: Married,wife Laurel, have two children. Publications: Have written numerous articles on the prevention of medical errors and patient safety. http://mlmic.com/portal/Dateline.aspx. Military: light weapons infantry, Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam 1968-1969. http://www.bravo2-7.org
I Know Why the Dogwoods Blush, by Bill Cain
Women in the U.S. Armed Forces: A Guide to the Issues, by Darlene M. Iskra
Bob Doerr grew up in a military family, graduated the Air Force Academy, and then had a twenty eight year career of his own in the Air Force. It was a life style that had him moving every three or four years, but also one that exposed him to the people and cultures of numerous countries in Asia, Europe and to most of these United States. In the Air Force, Bob specialized in criminal investigations and counterintelligence gaining significant insight to the worlds of crime, espionage and terrorism. His field of work brought him into close contact and coordination with the investigative and security agencies of many different countries and with the FBI and CIA. This background has helped Bob develop the fictional plots and characters in his books. In addition to his degree from the Academy he also has a Masters in International Relations from Creighton University. Bob is now a full time author, with two mystery/thrillers already published and a third to be released this fall. His book Cold Winters Kill was a finalist for the 2010 Eric Hoffer Award. He lives in Garden Ridge, Texas, with his wife of 37 years, their pet dog, Skyler, and ornery cat Cinco.
Tracks: Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran,by Clyde Hoch
Gone to Graveyards, by Brewster Milton Robertson
Semper Cool: One Marine’s Fond Memories of Vietnam, by Barry Fixler
The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe, by Jay A. Stout
Don’t Mean Nothing, by Susan O’Neill
Sgt. Rock – The Lost Battalion, HC, by Billy Tucci
Nine Weeks: a teacher’s education in Army Basic Training, by Rich Stowell
Nam Sense, by Arthur Wiknik, Jr.
POW/MIA, by Michael D. Mullins
Vietnam in Verse: Poetry for Beer Drinkers, by Michael D. Mullins
The Politics and Security of the Gulf: Anglo-American Hegemony and the Shaping of a Region, by Jeffrey R. Macris
MST: Military Sexual Trauma, by Miette Wells
E. Franklin Evans is a decorated, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel who fought as an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam and served in the United States Army for over twenty-six years. Following a tour with the Ranger Department at Fort Benning, Georgia, he departed for Vietnam in 1968. Frank has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University, a Master of Arts in Management and a Master of Arts in Computer Resources Management from Webster University in Saint Louis. Following retirement from the military, Frank was an Executive with the Boy Scouts of America. Most recently he has been employed as a Department of Defense contractor evaluating combat command and control systems. As an adjunct college professor, he has taught courses in Microcomputer Applications for eleven years. His first book, STAND TO JOURNEY TO MANHOOD, was published in January 2008 and has been awarded the coveted MWSA Founder’s Award for 2009, a Silver Medal by Branson Stars and Flags, as well as the Editor’s Choice, Reader’s Choice, and Publisher’s Choice Awards by iUniverse In 2009, Frank was nominated for the Georgia Writer’s Association’s Author of the Year Award. He is currently working on his first fictional novel which will be published in 2010-11. He is the widowed father of three grown children, two sons and a daughter, and lives in Georgia. His web site is www.efranklinevans.com. You may preview Stand To at http://www.efranklinevans.com/index.php?page_id=269
How Can You Mend This Purple Heart, by T L Gould
Nero’s Concert, by Don Westenhaver
Finding My Way: A Teen’s Guide to Living with a Parent Who Has Experienced Trauma, by Michelle D. Sherman and DeAnne Sherman
Fe Fi FOE Comes, by William C. Samples
The Iron Triangle, by Joe Rhinehart
To Serve My Country, by Jenna Turnipseed
American Secret Pusher Fighters of World War II, by Gerald H. Balzer
U.S. Experimental & Prototype Aircraft Projects, by Bill Norton
Donald J. Farinacci is a Vietnam-era veteran of the United States Army. He served overseas from 1966 to 1969. He is a practicing attorney by profession with a deep interest in veterans affairs, which he has been able to pursue as a member of the Military Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association and as a long-time volunteer with the National Veterans Administration hospitals volunteer program. It was mainly his work as a veteran’s proponent which led him to conclude that there was a great disparity between the way Vietnam veterans were treated upon their return from war and the way veterans of other wars were treated. This inequity provided the main inspiration for Last Full Measure of Devotion. Continuing with Cold War themes, Mr. Farinacci’s latest published work is Truman & MacArthur, Adversaries for a Common Cause. (Merriam Press, 2010)
Mr. Farinacci has been published as a legal author in many well-known business and law publications, including The New York Law Journal, The Nassau Lawyer, Long Island Business News and various legal course books of the National Business Institute.
Truman & MacArthur is the author’s third full-length work of non-fiction. His first published work was the well-received When One Stood Alone, John J. Sirica’s Battle Against the Watergate Conspiracy, published in 2005. In 2006, When One Stood Alone was excerpted in Ambassador Magazine with a circulation of 50,000 subscribers.
All of Mr. Farinacci’s full-length books have delved into the nature and manifestations of courage, moral courage in the Sirica biography, physical courage in Last Full Measure of Devotion and both types in Truman & MacArthur. This is a theme with which Mr. Farinacci is deeply engaged as a former solider and as a lawyer.
The Coast Guard, by Tom Beard
Blooming Red: Christmas Poetry for the Rational, by Carolyn Howard-Johnson & Magdalena Ball
A Prayer Journey Through Deployment, By Donna Mull
The Coast Guard, by Tom Beard
Last Roll Call, by Kenneth Tucker & Wanda T. Goodwin
Senator’s Son: An Iraq War Novel, by Luke S Larson
Bio & photo will be added shortly.
Beyond all Price, by Carolyn Poling Schriber
Still Standing, by John Kriesel and Jim Kosmo
True Blue, by Joe Sanchez and Mo Dhania
None Left Behind, by Charles W. Sasser
AMARG: America’s Military Aircraft Boneyard, by Nicholas Veronico and Ron Strong
Cold War Peacemaker: The Story of Cowtown and the Convair B-36, by Dennis R. Jenkins and Don Pyeatt
Moryak, by Lee Mandel
A Toast for You and Me: American’s Participation, Sacrifice and Victory Volume II, by Robert C. Valentine
Voices Under Berlin: The Tale of a Monterey Mary, by T.H.E. Hill
Detachment DELTA, by Don Bendell
Joyce Faulkner lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She published her first article in high school back in 1965. Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles. She also wrote columns — “The History of Aerial Applications” for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine “Scribe & Quill.” She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer. Her published books include “Losing Patience” (a Collection of Short Fiction), “The Complete Writer: A Guide to Reaching Your Full Potential” (with coauthors), “In the Shadow of Suribachi” (2006 MWSA Gold Medal for Historical Fiction), “For Shrieking Out Loud” (a collection of humorous creative non-fiction essays), “Sunchon Tunnel Massacre Survivors” (with Pat McGrath Avery, Non-fiction). Two of her stories — “Part the Horse’s Mane (fiction) and “Rosa” (nonfiction) are available as Amazon “Shorts.”
Her educational background includes a Major in Writing at the University of Arkansas (3 years) in the 1960s, an Associates Degree in Engineering Science, a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Cleveland State University. She worked in the Gas Industry for many years…first as an Engineer and then as a Supervisor of Gas Supply and then Manager of Information Services. When she left industry in 2000, she was the Director of eCommerce with many years experience in web development and design.
She has been a member of MWSA since 2006 and has served as Secretary and MWSA Webmaster since January of 2008. Her skills include Management, Project Management, Web Site Design, Writing and Layout. She volunteered for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for several years and has led various corporate, community and volunteer committees & organizations. Her goal is to help veterans record their piece of history — for themselves, their families, their communities — and our country.
“It all started when I wrote ‘In the Shadow of Suribachi’,” she says. “It’s basically the story of my father’s experiences as a young Marine at the Battle of Iwo Jima. That book has my heart. It was also the beginning of my working to get veterans’ stories written and published. Working with MWSA is an extension of that dream…to make sure that all of our history is recorded and recognized.
cooch, by Robert Cook
Inside the President’s Helicopter, by Gene T. Boyer and Jackie Boor
In Their Honor: The Men Behind the Names of Our Military Installations, by Linda D. Swink
Sailing Away, by James Randy Jellerson (Music CD)
Internal Conflicts, by Flint Whitlock
New Dawn: The Battles for Fallujah, by Richard S. Lowry
Missions Of Fire And Mercy: Until Death Do Us Part, by William E. Peterson
Roadside Bombs and Democracy: An American Police Officer in Iraq, by William Little
The Muted Mermaid, Shaved Ice, Chocolate Soup Trilogy, by Del Staecker
Beyond The Blue Code, by Miette Walker
Crossing the Blue Code, by Miette Walker
The Overcoat, by Conrad Larson
Paper Dragon, Wooden Ship; by CDR Jack L. Wells USN (Ret)
Child Finder: Resurrection, by Mike Angley
Fire in the Night: Creative Essays from an Iraq War Vet, by Lee Kelley
The Book of War, by Dwight Jon Zimmerman
True Colors, by Erin Rainwater
Terrorism’s Shifting Winds, by Maurice H. Unger
The MOP, by David M. Salkin
The Take-US, by John Raymond Takacs
EMBEDDED: A Marine Corps Advisor Inside the Iraqi Army, by Wesley Gray
When Whippoorwills Call, by John Allen Bandy
Tracings, by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Bob Flournoy Bob is a Vietnam veteran who served as an artillery forward observer with an air cavalry infantry battalion in the First Cavalry Division. He also served with the Third Infantry Division in Germany. He is the author of Just a Little Rain, and had a memoir published by Southern Cultures, a University of North Carolina/ Duke literary magazine. After over 30 years in the corporate world he now runs his own financial investment business in Franklin, TN, where he lives with his wife, Lorrie. His son is an army officer, and he has a daughter still in college. When he cannot spend time with his family, he loves to read, write, fly fish, and paint.
The Seventh Angel, by Jeff Edwards
The Book In The Wall, by John F. Simpson
We Came To Fight A War/em>, by Jack Flynn & Alvin Kotler
The Mailman Went UA, by David W. Mulldune
The Last Jump, by John E. Nevola
American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann, by Mike Guardia
Porcelain on Steel: Women of West Point’s Long Gray Line, by Donna McAleer
The Defense of Jisr al-Doreaa, by Michael L. Burgoyne and Albert J. Marckwardt
Nilo Ha Tien, by HL Serra
Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942 – April 1943, by Bruce Gamble
Breath of the Choson Dragon, by Jack L. Wells
Crack Between the Worlds, by Carmen Stenholm
Days of Smoke, by Mark Ozeroff
Joyce Gilmour What keeps me busy? I am a wife, mother, third grade teacher, copy editor and book reviewer. I live in Brooklyn, Wisconsin with my husband of thirty-seven years. We have five adopted children who are all now living their independent adult lives. My military connections are being the daughter of a Navy Veteran and being the mom of a son who served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Beyond my family and school, I reach out to serve others in two ways: The first is on a local level, by teaching Love and Logic parenting classes in our school district and around the state. The second is on a national level by co-founding and serving on the executive board of Marine Parents United. You can find out about my writing services at www.editingtlc.com and about MPU at www.marineparentsunited.com. Thank you.
The Day Before the Berlin Wall: Could we Have Stopped It?, by T.H.E Hill
War Remains, by Jeffery Miller
Grey Eminence: Fox Conner and the Art of Mentorship, by Edward Cox
The Sandpiper’s Game, by Charles Boyle
The Scottish Thistle, by Cindy Vallar
Twisted Tongues, by Ruth Naphas Gerhardt & jim greenwald
Lockheed Blackbird Family: A-12, YF-12, D-21/M-21 & SR-71 Photo Scrapbook, compiled by Tony Landis
Signs of Our Times, by Karl Boyd
The Road to Iwo Jima, by Tom McGraham
Lucky Enough, by Eddie Beesley
Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers, by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
The Tug of War: 48 Classic Stories About War & Peace, by Susan Ives, Editor
Will and Dena: Love and Life in World War II, by Bob Rogers
Get Out of the Way, by Daniel Dinges
Jeanetta Lynn Parker and the Birth of a Nation, by Dorene J. Stamper
Saigon Gold, by Hugh Scott
The Nearly Perfect Plan, by Karl Boyd
If I had a Daddy, by Mary M Sullivan
Child Finder, by Mike Angley
A Vietnam Trilogy, by Raymond Monsour Scurfield
Vol. 1 Veterans and Post Traumatic Stress: 1968, 1989, 2000
Vol. 2 Healing Journeys: Study Abroad with Vietnam Veterans
Vol. 3 War Trauma: Lessons Unlearned from Vietnam to Iraq
Mercenary’s Tale: Fighting Fidel Castro, by William Heuisler
Sandra Miller Linhart, author of The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue ~ the pre-teen chapter book series.
Sandra Miller Linhart was born and raised in Lander, Wyoming. She had been a part of the United States Military community for over 20 years. Ms. Linhart has five daughters, a son-in-law, and three grandsons. She currently resides in Colorado where she is knuckle deep in her second installment of the Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue book series, Stuck in the Middle, which follows the foursome’s adventures in Middle School. Additionally, she’s working on a YA book series, Hallie of the Harvey Houses.
Ms. Linhart’s formal education includes CA Barstow College, where she studied Art & Design as well as receiving a degree in Sociology, focusing on family and child psychology, and the University of Georgia, where her picture book manuscript, Daddy’s Boots received the 2005 Dixie Lee Connor Award for Best Children’s or Young Adult Manuscript at the Harriette Austin Writers in Athens, GA.
Other published titles by Ms. Linhart include her picture books, Daddy’s Boots, Momma’s Boots, What If? and Grandpa, What If?.
Dragonslayers: Mind Games, by Kathy Rowe
The Lost Priest, by Karl Boyd
The Ensign Locker, by John Zerr
A Waterfall In A War, by Daryle McGinnis
Bill McDonald Jr. flew with the 128th Helicopter Assault Company out of Phu Loi, South Vietnam. He was awarded numerous medals, including: the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, fourteen Air Medals and the Purple Heart. He is the author of “A Spiritual Warrior’s Journey”, “Purple Hearts”, and “Sacred Eye.” Bill is MWSA’s founder, and served as the Society’s first president.
Eisenhower & Montgomery at the Falaise Gap, by William Weidner
Beyond My Horizon: An Educational Odyssey & Combat Memoir, by Claude Regis Vargo
Uncommon Valor, by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and John D. Gresham
Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A Survival Guide to Breastfeeding Successfully While Serving in the Military, by Robyn Roche-Paull
Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan, by Jane Hampton Cook, Jocelyn Green and John Croushorn
Truman and MacArthur: Adversaries for a Common Cause, by Donald J. Farinacci
The ABCs of OCD, by Kathleen Dunn
Inherited Freedom, by Tim Drake
Cash on Delivery: CIA Special Operations During the Secret War in Laos, by Thomas Leo Briggs
War on the Rivers A Swift Boat Sailor’s Chronicle of the Battle for the Mekong Delta, by Weymouth D. Symmes
God in the Foxhole: Inspiring True Stories of Miracles on the Battlefield, by Charles W. Sasser
Distant War: Recollections of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, by Marc Phillip Yablonka
Cat Lo, A Memoir of Invincible Youth, by Virg Erwin
Stand to: A Journey to Manhood, by E. Franklin Evans
Breaking Squelch : A Vietnam Introspective, by Stephen D. Saunders
Giving My Heart: love in a Military Family
To Hell and Beyond, by Beth W. Vinson
Perch, Mrs. Sackets, and Crow’s Nest by Karen Pavlicin
Band of Sisters by Kirsten Holmstedt
My Dad’s a Hero by Rebecca Christiansen & Jewel Armstrong
Grady’s Tour by John H. Gallagher
Irish Eyes by Zoe Grider
I’m Goin’ to Walk Away from the Blues by R.J. Morris (music)
Murders Do Not Come By Accident by Edward T. Cook
Love Leaves No One Behind by Claudia Pemberton
God in the Foxhole, by Charles W. Sasser
Hunting with Tigers, by Gene Basilici
Lost Eagles, by Blaine L. Pardoe
Aerial Aces of the Universal Newsreel: A Researcher Guide to the Aviation Related Stories Released Nationally by Universal Pictures, 1929-1931, by Phillip W. Stewart
Waiting for the “Word”: Recollections of my life in the United States Navy from January 25, 1943 to November 6, 1945; by Ulmon Clellon Bray
An American Knight, by Norman Fulkerson
The Traiteur’s Ring, by Jeffrey Wilson
Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, by Jocelyn Green and contributing writers from all branches of service
This is Latch: The Story of Rear Admiral Roy F. Hoffmann, by Weymouth D. Symmes
Sugar, Zeroes, and Lemon Drops, by Jim Greenwald
Slingshot, by Tom Kovach
The Girls Come Marching Home, by Kirsten A. Holmstedt
Aviation Engineers Avenging Pearl Harbor, by Bob George
My Blissful Life As a Submariner’s Wife, by MJ Allaire
I Will Never Give Up On God Again, by Derek W. Clark
The Midnight Mile, by Denis W. Flood
The Final Salute: Together We Live On, by Kathleen M. Rodgers
West Pac: A Young Sailor’s Journey, by Scott F. Schmidt
Stars & Shields: Cop Stories by Edward T. Cook
Bombshells: War Stories and Poems by Women on the Homefront
Scatterlings of Africa by Peter Davies
Lipstick and a Smile by Helen White
When You Hear the Bugle Call by Peter S. Griffin
Thoughts, Memories, and Tears; An Anthology of War, Death, and Remembrance by Peter S. Griffin
Write Home for Me: A Red Cross Woman in Vietnam by Jean Lamensdorf
The Twins Platoon by Christy W. Sauro Jr.
Wishing for Rain, by jim greenwald
With Pen and Feather, by Jim Greenwald
Michael D. “Moon” Mullins, author of “Vietnam in Verse, poetry for beer drinkers.” “ViV” won the Gold Medal for poetry, 2007, from the Military Writers Society of America. The book is available on line from amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, books-a-million.com and iUniverse.com. It is available as an audio-book from the author. Vietnam Veteran, Delta 3/7, 199th Light Infantry, ’68-’69. Vice President of the Military Writers Society of America.
Cast the First Stone, by J.E. Buck Ballow
My Last War: A Vietnam Veteran’s Tour in Iraq, by Charles M. Grist
From China with Love, by Karl Boyd
By Dammit, We’re Marines!, by Gail Chatfield
Murder on the Cocktail Circuit, by Charles Gibb
The Second Tour, by Terry P. Rizzuti
Claudia Pemberton is a member of the MWSA and the Romance Writers of America, and the author of the break-out fiction novel “Love Leaves No One Behind,” the story of retired Army Ranger Jesse Daulton, and his love, Mikayla Mitchell. A life-long West Virginia resident, Claudia works for the Cabel County Public School System, and is working hard on the sequel to to her award-winning first book.
Kings of the Green Jelly Moon, by Lloyd King, Jim Greenwald, James Jellerson, and Michael “Moon” Mullins
Bringing Courage to the Courageous, by Chaplain (Captain) Don Williamson
I Want To Be The Fat Pretty One: Reflecting God’s Esteem, by Kathleen Cline
Klinger, A Story of Honor and Hope, by Betsy Beard
My Story: Blogs by Four Military Teens, by Michelle D. Sherman and DeAnne Sherman
My Sailor Dad, by Ross H. Mackenzie
Sisters of Valor, by Rosalie T. Turner
The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue, by Sandra Miller Linhart
Book 1: Jones
Book 2: Blue
Book 3: Buck
Book 4: JEEP
Bible Promises for Soldiers, by J. M. Barnes
Hollywood Buzz, by Margit Liesche
Poems of Passion & Songs for the Soul, by James Randy Jellerson
Tears for Mother Earth, by Jim Greenwald
French Letters, Book One–Virginia’s War: Tierra, Texas 1944, by Jack Woodville London
Wind to Water, by David Hamershock
Dear Sergeant Honey
The Marathon Murders, by Chester D. Campbell
Mommy, What’s a POW/MIA?
My Mommy Wears Combat Boots
The Last Farewell
Sharks on Wounded Fish
Where do the Dingoes Come From
The Frugal Book Editor
Stephen Phillips served in the United States Navy as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician at EOD Mobile Units Six, Eight, and Ten. He is the author of Proximity: A Novel of the Navy’s Elite Bomb Squad which MWSA recognized with a gold medal in 2008. More information about Steve and his writing is available at http://stephen-phillips.blogspot.com/, on facebook at http://www.fbook.me/Author_Stephen_Phillips, or through twitter @eodauthor.
For Love of Country, by William C. Hammond
Once a Knight: A Novel of Aerial Combat & Romance in World War I, by Walt Shiel
Keeping the Promise, by Donna E. Elliott
Palmyra, Isle of Death, by Karl Boyd
Sheepdogs, by Al Billings
Dangerous Past, by A. F. Ebbers
Kathleen M. Rodgers Native New Mexican Kathleen M. Rodgers followed her husband from base to base in his twenty-year career as an Air Force fighter pilot. Growing up in Clovis, NM, home of Cannon Air Force Base, the author and her two sisters vowed they would never date “those base apes.” All three sisters married Air Force service members.
The mother of two grown sons, Thomas and J.P., Kathleen lives in Colleyville, TX, with her husband, Tom, and Chocolate Lab, Bubba. Her work has appeared in Family Circle Magazine, Air Force, Army & Navy Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Albuquerque Journal, Clovis News Journal, Daedalus Flyer and in the poetry anthology “Because I Fly,” published by McGraw-Hill.
Her novel “The Final Salute: Together We Live On” won the Silver Medal for historical fiction from the Military Writers Society of America, 2009 book awards.
1NavyWoman, by Denise Boulet
A Second Chance at Life, by Brian Huynh Travis
Mere Chance, by David G. Bancroft
The Letter, by Jerry Yellin
Cold Winter’s Kill, by Bob Doerr
Charlene Rubush is a freelance writer and author, specializing in Women’s Issues. Her experience as a former wife of a Vietnam veteran with untreated Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, has led her to years of research on the subject.
She is an alumnus of Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, where she earned a Creative Writing Degree, with a Minor in Women and Gender Studies. Her Senior Thesis, focusing on the unique problems of combat veterans wives, won her An Award of Honor.
Her ebook, Win Over Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- Resources, True Stories, and Life-Saving Information for Combat Vets and Their Families, is now available on her blog/website www.winoverptsd.com. She also offers free reports on PTSD.
She isÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â on Amazon.com, with 97 reviews, and counting.
DAI Uy HOCH “A Legend In Remote Seas”, by Lt. CMDR. Wesley A. Hoch
Robert S. Ruehrdanz served with the Army Security Agency [aka, NSA] on top-secret assignments during the Korean War on the island of Hokkaido, Japan from 1952 to 1955.
After joining the MWSA, Bob began, and finished his novel entitled Chitose Road, based on some of his experiences. In brief, if you enjoyed, Catch-22 or M*A*S*H, you might get a kick out of Chitose Road by purchasing a copy from Amazon or from Bob at ChitoseRoad@sonic.net
He has also published three fiction, two nonfiction, and four short stories in print magazines, and four nonfiction short stories in e-magazines.
Born in Chicago, he has traveled through 48 states and somehow he missed Vermont and Rhode Island. He and his wife Marge, live 55 miles north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, California where Bob enjoys, reading and writing, plus many forms of music, movies and theater. Besides his busy life with their family, he attempts, to play golf with his friends.
Beyond Those Hills: An Officer and a Lady, by M.H.A. Menondji
Mollie’s War, by Mollie Weinstein Schaffer and Cyndee Schaffer
Obediently Yours, Orson Welles, by Ulmon Bray
Laos File, by Dale A. Dye
Footsteps to Forever: A World War II Historical Thriller, by R. Samuel Baty
They Were Ready : The 164th Infantry in the Pacific War, 1942-1945, by Terry L. Shoptaugh
Carmen Stenholm, PhD:
My life began in Europe, behind the iron curtain just four years after the end of World War II. When I was nine years old, everything changed when my mother risked our lives to escape and bring me to America. The losses of country, family and self-identity were balanced by kindness from people in every one of the many places my life has taken me.
I attended ten different schools from the age of nine to seventeen. At eighteen, when I became a student at UCLA, I was ready to dive under the blanket of academia and spend the rest of my life doing lone research in protective archives. But life would not allow me to hide because I am, first and foremost, interested in and in love with people.
My training is in psychology, counseling, teaching, art and history. This knowledge, combined with a lifetime of extraordinary experiences, make me a passionate believer in human beings instinctive drive to discover our inner magnificence and use our abilities to build on strengths to grow and evolve into the highest visions we hold of ourselves. They have also given me a deep appreciation and affection for those who came before us, who survived the impossible to ensure that life continues.
Lost in the Blue Room, by Richard Barone
Eddie and Bingo: A Friendship Tale, by Kathleen and Katherine L. Taylor
The Corydon Snow, by Richard Whitten Barnes
Ten Months in Iran, by John F. Simpson
Terror In Teutoburg Forest, by John L. Rothdiener
The Mullah’s Storm, by Thomas W. Young
A Life Well Built: The Authorized Biography of Brigadier General Richard (Dick) E. Fisher, by Lee Kelley
K9 Heroes, by Nicole Arbelo
Mary Sullivan is a single parent of one daughter. She has always loved the written word, and Journalism and spelling were two of her favorite subjects. Mary and her daughter authored their first children’s book a year ago.
Pilots and Normal People: Short stories from a different attitude, by Walt Shiel
Dead Men Can Kill, by Bob Doerr
Of War and Weddings, by Jerry Yellin
Weymouth D. Symmes was raised in Lewistown and Billings, Montana. In 1966 he enlisted in the United States Navy. During his service he spent two years aboard the USS Ticonderoga and one year on Swift boats in Vietnam.
Honorably discharged in 1970, he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation for Extraordinary Heroism, Two Navy Unit Commendations, The Republic of Vietnam meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross) and other awards.
He married Terry (Persson) in 1970. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1973 and a master’s degree in 1975 in Political Science from the University of Montana. After a career in commercial banking he retired from First Security Bank in 1999.
He was the treasurer for the Montana State Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial; was one of the founders and first treasurer of the Swift Boat Sailors Association (the fraternal organization for Swift Boat sailors); was one of the founders and national treasurer for Swift Boat Veterans & POWs for Truth; and was on the Board and the treasurer of the Admiral Roy F. Hoffmann Foundation (http://admhoffmannfoundation.com/).
Weymouth is the author of War on the Rivers a Swift Boat Sailor’s Chronicle of the Battle for the Mekong Delta and This is Latch The Story of Rear Admiral Roy F. Hoffmann. His web site is at: http://warontherivers.com/.
He and his wife split their time between their home in Missoula, Montana, and traveling in the Southwest in the winter.
While You Were Away: 101 Tips for Families Experiencing Absence or Deployment, by Megan Egerton-Graham
A Matter of Honor, by William C. Hammond
Incoming, by Jack Manick;
Gated Grief: The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of Trauma, by Leila Levinson
Beyond Hell and Back: How America’s Special Operations Forces Became the World’s Greatest Fighting Unit, by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and John D. Gresham
Loose Ends Kill, by Bob Doerr
Look Long Into The Abyss, by A. R. Homer
Open Source, by M. M. Frick
Flight Surgeon: Diary of Medical Detachment, 1943-1944, by Ernest Gaillard, Jr., MD USAAF MC & William N. Gaillard
David and the Mighty Eighth, by Marjorie Hodgson Parker
Hodge Wood lives on the lake with Beth, his wife of twenty-eight years, and they have two boys. A true street survivor, Hodge practiced occupational therapy for twenty years after the four year recovery described in his first book, Chum Water. Recognized as Oklahoma’s Occupational Therapist of the Year – 1991, he has served in many staff and leadership roles with an expertise in Industrial Rehabilitation, private practice, and program development. From a hospital employee population of sixteen-hundred, Hodge was Employee of the Year Nominee 1996 (one of twelve) for Norman Regional Hospital’s Service Excellence Exceptional Kindness (SEEK) award. After graduation in 1981 from the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, he became a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist and performed in a variety of rehabilitation settings as Staff Therapist, Chief of Occupational Therapy, Clinical Coordinator, and Program Director. Hodge created two private practices, started four new Industrial Rehabilitation programs, and re-established services for an Independent Living Center that gained Exemplary StatusÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â by the Rehabilitation Services Administration during his OT career. Hodge is an Officer on the Board of Directors for the Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (MAPVA). He was presented the 2007 – MAPVA Volunteer of the Year Award.
Hodge is an active member of the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) and the Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc (OWFI). He was given the prestigious 2008 MWSA President’s Award for Extraordinary Contributions for both his military and lifelong service. Chum Water book received the 2008 MWSA Silver Star for a Memoir. Hodge is further published. He writes feature stories about veterans interests, details hunting experiences with disability, provides book reviews, and has penned grant and technical training manuals.
Earning My Wings, by Shirley Dobbins Forgan
Wing Wife: How To Be Married To A Marine Fighter Pilot, by Marcia J Sargent
Argopelter: A Sergeant Sandy Coker Novel, by Ronald Smith
Lullabies for Lieutenants: Memoir of a Marine Forward Observer in Vietnam, 1965-1966, by Franklin Cox
And My Mother Danced with Chesty Puller, by Bruce Hoffman
Shore Duty, by Stewart M. Harris
Tear in the Desert, by Ron Moses Camarda
Riding a Donkey Backwards through Afghanistan, by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Mick Simonelli
Strike From the Sea, by Tommy H. Thomason
One in a Hundred Million, by Marion Urichich
USAF Prototype Jet Fighters Photo Scrapbook, by Dennis R. Jenkins and Tony R. Landis
BROTHERHOOD OF DOOM: Memoirs of a Navy Nuclear Weaponsman, by James S. Little
Iraq in Pictures, by Phil Kiver