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Farewell, Darkness : A Veteran's Triumph over Combat Trauma

The author was a crew chief and he tells a compelling story of coming to terms with his PTSD. Much of the book is an extremely detailed account of his tour, reflecting the immediecy of that time that is generally available to someone with untreated PTSD. It is a hopeful book.  Too bad it is almost last on the list!

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Zeinert, Karen
The Valiant Women of the Vietnam War

Young adult book about the women who served in Vietnam that can be read by any age. Contains photographs and interviews.  Highly recommended.


Celebration of Patriotism and Courage.  Washington DC: Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project, 1993. 

A magazine prepared for the dedication of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial that includes essays by women who served in all categories, civilian and military.

Available for $5.00 + $3.50 postage:
Ask for "Commemorative Dedication Book"
Vietnam Women's Memorial Project
2001 S. St NW
Suite 302
Washington, DC 20009


Small Press BookVietnam Women's Memorial: A Commemorative

Jan 1997
This pictorial anthology includes a history of the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project and excerpts from the dedication ceremony of the Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington, D.C. on November 11, 1993. Much of the text is derived from the VWMP's Memorial Dedication Program. New material includes short biographies of civilian and military women who served during the Vietnam era, short original essays and poetry, and a montage of photographs.

There are some errors in transcription in the sections taken from the Dedication Program. The biographical sketches are divided into two sections, military and civilian. However, there are several errors of placement, with civilians appearing in the military section and vice versa. The biographees are not listed in the index, which includes only the authors of articles and original writing. Biographees are listed under their current last names with no cross references from their names at the time they served. As a result, looking for a specific person whose current name is not known requires reading through both sections sketch by sketch.

Because the publisher depended on voluntary submissions for all non-VMWP contributed material, the book does not represent all aspects of the service of women in Vietnam. The biographical sketches, most accompanied by then and now photos, give the book a high school/college yearbook quality. Nevertheless, the book succeeds in creating a montage of textual and visual highlights of the service of women during the Vietnam War. The contributed writings and photos, in particular, provide a glimpse into the war from the women's point of view and the emotional price many continue to pay.. [Thanks to Ann Kelsey for this review.]

Orders to: Vietnam Women's Memorial, Turner Publishing Company, PO Box 3101, Paducah, KY 42002-3101, or phone 1-800-788-3350, VISA and MasterCard. Price is $49.85 plus $5.00 shipping and handling.
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My Vietnam Related Websites:
button Women in Vietnam ~ Read about ALL the women who served . . .
The Irish on the Wall ~ An effort to locate the Irish who died in Vietnam
button Tim O'Brien's Home Page ~ National Book Award Winner and Americal Vet

button Emily's Poetry ~ By a Red Cross Donut Dolly
button Shrapnel in the Heart ~ The most moving book you will read on Vietnam
button All About Vietnam    ~ An annotated bibliography of books about Vietnam for sale thru Amazon Worldwide!
button Battle Dressing ~
button Project Hearts and Minds ~ Help put Viet Nam back together
button Photos from a Holts' Military History Tour ~ My trip to Vietnam, February 1998

My Other Websites:
Maybe Later . . . ~ My Creative Nonfiction
Irish in Korea ~ Irish men and women who gave their lives in the Korean War
Literature of the Korean War ~ Don't let the literature be forgotten
Samuel Pepys ~ One of my favorite authors
Chicago Theatre Z - A ~ This is the best theater town in the country!
Soccer Literature ~ I'm a fan and I read
O'Leary Lantern ~ Fire! Fire! Fire!
Gil Thorp ~ THE Coach (apologies to The General!)
Poetry of the First World War ~ Owen, Hardy and others
Chi-COW-go ~ Cowz plus Commentary (this used to be a cow town)
Graham Fulton, Scottish Poet ~ Charles Manson Auditions for the Monkees

Other Important Websites:
The Truth About Caroline ~ a  really good Young Adult book by my niece, Stacey
M. Lane Grosh
Remember Oklahoma City ~  The
Civil Service and Military will NEVER forget!

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