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American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam
Book Reviews

American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam

Review: Peter S. Kindsvatter, American Soldiers (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2003). by Jason Ridler, PhD All returning combat veterans face the challenge of explaining an experience that has no parallel, that is riddled with fear, blood and violence, and that has no “polite discussion” filter. Paul Fussell noted in Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in … Continue reading

An Interview with Jason Poudrier
Press Coverage

An Interview with Jason Poudrier

by Vicky Smith Military Experience & the Arts (MEA) brought together military and civilian cultures during its second national symposium, held May 14-17 at Cameron University. According to a press release, MEA is “a national 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving military veterans and the artistic experience primarily through honoring unbiased creative expression.” … Continue reading

Blasted by Adversity
Press Coverage

Blasted by Adversity

Excerpted from Blasted by Adversity: the Making of a Wounded Warrior, which chronicles Army SSG Luke Murphy’s two tours with the 101st Airborne Division, his recovery from an IED blast that took his leg, and his advocacy for wounded service members. April 24, 2006, the anniversary of Troy Jenkins’s death, three years earlier. Since he … Continue reading