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Table of Contents Foreword iii Chapter 1 -- My Blue Block of Wood by Richard Boes 5 Chapter 2 -- Poems (I) 11 Nothing So Bad It's Not Poetry by Alan Farrell 11 Rung Sat by Preston Hood 15 Scapular by Jim Murphy 17 Saigon, 1972 by Martin H. Ray 18 Chapter 3 -- Operation Rio Blanco by David W. Powell 19 Chapter 4 - Poems (II) 28 Expended Casings by Alan Farrell 28 ALIVE OR DEAD by Preston Hood 30 Walking my dog while at war by Dayl Wise 31 Suicide in the Jungle by Tony Swindell 33 At Nineteen by Marc Levy 34 Chapter 5 -- "Present Day" By Don Bodey 37 Chapter 6 - Poems (III) 55 America's Black Monument by Richard Levine 55 PURGATORY by Preston Hood 57 Survivor Guilt by Richard Levine 58 Pop Smoke by Dayl Wise 58 Vietnam Revisited by Dayl Wise 60 Chapter 7 - "Rape" By Tom Skiens 61 Chapter 8 -- Poems (IV) 67 Boats Near Hue, Vietnam, 1997 By Preston Hood 67 Birnam Wood by Richard Levine 68 Peace Time by Marc Levy 71 The great IMPRINTING Event at Quang Tri City 1968 by Jim Murphy 75 Vivid Nightmare Description For Dr. Jonathan Shay, Boston VA Facility by Tony Swindell 78 The Man Who Outlived His Lieutenant by Alan Farrell 80 Chapter 9 -- How Stevie Nearly Lost the War by Marc Levy 85 Chapter 10 -- Kangaroo Court-Martial by Shirley Jolls and Walter Aponte 107 Chapter 11 -- Poems (V) 121 Found photograph by Dayl Wise 121 M61 Fragmentation Grenade By Dayl Wise 123 Fighting Position by Alan Farrell 124 Chapter 12 -- Absent of Grace and Mercy by Rich Raitano 126 Chapter 13 -- Poems (VI) 141 AT THE WALL by Preston Hood 141 Dead Letter Day by Marc Levy 142 On Catching Sight of an M-188 Tracked Recovery Vehicle Recovering an M-188 by Alan Farrell 143 Rally Round the Flag Boys by Tom Skiens 145 The Tom by Alan Farrell 148 Chapter 14 -- Torque in Angkor Wat by Marc Levy 157 Chapter 15 -- The Face of the Enemy by Martin H. Ray 169 Chapter 16 - Letter to a Friend Written While in Solitary Confinement by David Bianchini 177 Chapter 17 -- Boat People by Tom Skiens 183 Chapter 18 -- Off the Road by Marc Levy 187 Epilogue - The Beast Inside by Rich Raitano 197 About The Authors 199 Index 201
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Literary collections.
Veterans' writings, American.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.