As You Were: The Military Review, Vol. 11

Autumn 2019 | ISSN: 2374-3816


The Last Temptation” by Peter Newall

Dry Heat” by Andrew MacQuarrie

Gourmet” by Christopher Farris

The White Shark” by Hareendran Kallinkeel

Friendlies” by Mona Leigh Rose

Paradise” by Michael Ley

No Exit Wound” by Eddie Jeffrey

Garbage at the Curbside” by Scott Beard

The Fragment” by William Hauser

Lamb” by Daniel MacIsaac

Fetch” by Susan Polizzatto

Blackleaf” by Richard Alexander

The Last Letter” by Robert Shipley

Saying Goodbye” by David Blome

Pit of Despair” by R. Morris


My Father’s Water” by Giovanna Campomizzi May

Lock It Up” by Tammy Ortung

The Power of Friendship to a Soldier” by Donna Zephrine

A Bond Never to Be Broken” by Marie Fowler


2nd platoon haiku” by Michael Nappi

Night Mission over Hanoi” by Frederick Hincliffe II

Good Luck, Bad Luck, and Orange” by Frederick Hincliffe II

The Day Ted Rosser Fell into the Sea” by Frederick Hincliffe II

warship aria” by Jeremy Graham

The American War” by Joel Savishinsky

War Sees No Color” by Donna Zephrine

life in a box” by Timothy Hudenburg

Fallen Souldiers” by Brian P. Wohlmuth

In an Abbey” by John Thampi

Collateral Damage” by Robert Racicot

The Physics of War, Explained” by Harry James

God Help Us” by Jason Arment

Two Tanshi Noir” by Michael Mann

A Pierced Soul” by Jim Parrington

Today’s Hero” by Jim Parrington

First Drill” by Lorraine Whelan

Villanelle for the Lonely” by Janet Stotts

I’m Crying…Viet Nam” by Billy Aylor

D-Day Revisited” by Duane Anderson

The Calligraphy of War” by Jack Stewart

Their Finest Hour” by Thomas Turman

Remembering Those Who Served in World War II” by Barry Bayon

Going Home” by Dennis Underwood

Little Drifter” by Holly Brazzle


(click on thumbnails for full-size images and descriptions)

Title: “O’ Dark Thirty”
Artist: Tim Hildebrandt
Size: 24” x 30”
Medium: oil on canvas

Title: “Worldview”
Artist: Tim Hildebrandt
Size: 24” x 36”
Medium: oil on canvas
Artist Statement: There is considerable crossover with Vietnam and climate change. As deeply as combat is experienced, I think mother nature is going to show us all that man is unready for life on earth.

Title: “Vet with Pencil”
Artist: Tim Hildebrandt
Size: 12” x 15”
Medium: watercolor on paper


Title: “The Torpedo”
Artist: Michael Thompson
Size: 5” x 11”
Medium: ink-jet print
Artist Statement: The is one of my stamps from a series of stamps that I am making commemorating WWII. My stamps are not the usual philatelic pabulum, but more honest depictions of the events and personalities that made this war so heart-wrenching. This stamp set is meant to convey the emotional message about the sudden and absolute horrors of war.

Title: “Perceived Threat, Real or Imagined”
Artist: Darrell Black
Size: 11 ½” x 8 ½”
Medium: Pen and Ink on paper
Artist Statement: My technique creates a three-dimensional effect on any surface that gives a sense of realism and presence in my artwork. I refer to this optical artistic illusion as ”Definism” in my opinion, Definism portrays various differences in human nature from life’s everyday dramas to humankind’s quest to understanding self. My artworks transport viewers from the doldrums of their daily reality to a visual interpretation of another reality.


David Ervin

Managing Editor – Fiction
Daniel Buckman

Managing Editor – Non-Fiction
Brian Mockenhaupt

Poetry Editor
Randy Brown

Associate Editors
Sarah Maples

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