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25 Most Recent Military Short Stories

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Dear Shilah Winslow: Allie Nichole Writes Back. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Allie Nichole Soileau writes a second letter to a fellow amputee (and veteran) living in California after Shilah Winslow wrote to her...
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Defense Systems Terrorism by Theodore Anderson
Defense the Department of Defense REFUSES to contract to put into operation. The War could/should have been over in 2002. Contact everyone you know, especially your Federal Senators or high level Military Officers...
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Disequilibrium. (Rated PG for language!) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A Veteran injured in Iraqi Freedom feels like he's been given the runaround in dealing with the VA system. Image of bronze eagle statue (c) 2010, by Karla Dorman...
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Don't Shot yourself in the Foot by Henry Lefevre
Going through basic training can be rather traumatic. I lucked out and didn't shoot myself in the foot...
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Flip Side by LK Hunsaker
flash fiction..
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From the Present to the Past by Bethann Korsmit
A short story after visiting the American Military Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands...
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Goon. (Part Thirteen) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Goon is just about done with his basic training: he has only 1 1/2 weeks left before he goes back home to New Hampshire for R & R and then to Alaska, where he will be stationed for the next several years. Image (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
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Hit In The Head..And Lives!: An Iraq War Story. (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A man faces a battle at home as he recovers from devastating injuries that have changed his life forever...
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Homesick in Hell by Henry Lefevre
Fort Leonard could make any army draftee home sick...
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Honoring our men who have given their lives by Angela Watkins
Greenberg, Milton L Mr Army G8-FD sharing an email: I want you all to know that simply by coincidence you have been granted both the privilege and honor of escorting the body of Army PFC Howard Johnson, Jr. home tonight. ..
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Honoring Our Veterans: They Fought So We Could Be Free! (By Armand Moliere') by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A former veteran shares his feelings about Veterans' Day. His spelling isn't that good, so please bear with him. He writes like he talks...
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Hotter Than Hell Itself. ... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A female soldier copes with brutal conditions in a foreign land...
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How I Became a Meteorology Guru -- Sort Of by Henry Lefevre
Is the Institute of Tropical still alive and kicking?..
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How I Feel About My Marine Dad (By Jubaki, aged 8) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A young boy whose father is a Marine shares his feelings about him and his military career. Mistakes are intentional; it's as though a child is writing the letter...
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I Miss You, Buddy: A Marine Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A Marine who was lucky to have come home from Afghanistan laments the loss of three of his buddies (including his best friend) on this Memorial Day. He is still haunted by nightmares in which he saw his friends killed by enemy fire...
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I Shall Overcome (Shilah Winslows Continuing Story)) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I am sorry to say there are still narrow minded people out there, who hurl insults at me and at the other vets telling me I should not have only lost my legs but my life as well, but in my opinion that is just pure childishness. ..
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I'd Do It Again (Deseret's Story Part Three) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Did war change me, yes in very deep ways. And far deeper than what you can see, I have physical scars, and I have scars that cannot be seen by the mere eye either, but that does not lessen the fact that I did what I felt I had to do for the Lord, for my country, and I would do it again...
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If I Don't Return. ... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A man who enlisted into the United States Marines tells his family what to do with his belongings in case he doesn't make it back alive. Image of American flag (c) 2010, by Karla Dorman...
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Implications of War by Michael Wilson
This is fiction, also thinly veiled reality. The ugly world we live in today...
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In An Instant... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
An Iraqi War veteran must cope with her lifechanging injuries. She vents out her frustrations. God bless our fighting men and women; let's be more supportive of them and their needs!..
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Intoxicating by Clifford Leighty
I felt so lucky and excited. Being stationed in one of the biggest cities in the orient was amazing to me. Seoul, South Korea was going to be my home for the next year. It was hard to believe just eight months ago I graduated from High School and now here I was a Private First Class in the United St..
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It's nothing like anything here by Gina Sanford
"my book doesn't fit in! It's funny, light hearted, cynical, and most of the time just plain goofy. I have written serious things in it that will grab at your heart strings no doubt, but for the most part I just spent my days writing about things that happened in my everyday life. Things that I c..
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Just a Wee Morsel by Celia Hayes
What happens when the Sergeants Three take in an orphaned kitten?..
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Just Another Forgotten Hero © 2012, Karla Dorman by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
A nation is revealed not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers. ~ President John F. Kennedy Image © 2012, Karla Dorman..
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Leaving for Viet Nam by James Alonzo
Saying goodbye to wife before Viet Nam..
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Living In New Bodies. ... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A group of wounded soldiers come home to recuperate and undergo therapy. Image of American flag (c) 2008, by Karla Dorman...
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Loose Lips by Jansen Estrup
Cyber security has always given us a false sense of well-being. The human element is always the weakest link. A lesson from 1969 ... ..
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Lost & Found by R.J. Hamilton
Many have died in honor of our country. ..
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LRS 1-3 by Mike Chavez
An elite Army infantry team infiltrates hostile territory to gather intelligence on the enemy, but an unlikely turn of events causes the four soldiers to face unexpected predicaments...
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Read excerpt from Marines follow steps of fallen firefighter in boots 'n' utes Marines follow steps of fallen firefighter in boots 'n' utes by w ferris
The echo of cadence roared from a formation of Marines emerging from the Brooklyn battery Tunnel Sept. 30...
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Marksman by S Cardin
This is a military short story from a very different, cynical perspective. Written in 1989 and inspired by real life, Stacey LaVenture, a female enlisted soilder, gives us in insight on "qualification". ..
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McClanahan’s Flag by Butch Lesley
“Mr. McClanahan, Robert Daniel McClanahan?” “Yes officer, what can I do for you?” “I’m Sgt. Calloway of the City Police Department. This is Officer Bracken. May we come in?” “Sure, you fellas like some fresh coffee?” b..
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Memorial Day 2012 by Cherie Drew
I’m still holding the folded flag close to my heart the sting of the cold is leaving and I remember now that the three shell casing represent “Duty, Honor, and Country.”..
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Missouri Church Socials by Henry Lefevre
When a Fort Wood recruit's mind turns to home cooking and beautiful farm girls, there's always the option of Missouri Church Socials...
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My Enlistment by Harley Sachs
In this prize-winning story from the collection "Misplaced Persons" an ex-GI tells his story of enlisting, of serving in the Middle East, and the consequences...
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My third week by Gina Sanford
This week I am lucky to have my "family". My Army family has been good to me. Sometimes the road gets long and really rocky and the only ones who can really help you through it are the ones who have been there or know what it looks like. ..
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Naval Chronology - 1972 - 1975 by David Wagner
I have often been asked by young men that are going into the United States Navy for the first time as to what "boot camp" was like. I served with the United States Navy for three years and spent a little over nine weeks of that time at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois f..
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Nerds Volunteer by Henry Lefevre
Never depend on conventional wisdom...
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On Guard! by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A woman in the Army learns to watch her back as well as the backs of her comrades during the heat of battle. Image of American flag (C) 2009, by Karla Dorman...
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Only a Paper Star by Celia Hayes
What happens when a some bored junior NCOs create a mythical officer?..
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Our Nation's Heroes: An Essay By Johnny Sandusky by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny's tribute to our military heroes past and present. To all the veterans here at the Den: God bless each and every one of you, and thank you for your brave service!! You are the TRUE heroes!! :)..
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Outguessing The Fog by Henry Lefevre
Wars involve much more than shooting them dead...
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Pearl Harbor heroes 1941 (Corrected) by charles Kelly
The two planes were piloted by Kenneth Taylor, and George Welch. ..
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Pearl Harbor Radar (boom or bust) by charles Kelly
Did the early warning Radar sets fail to protect Pearl Harbor?..
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Please Don't Forget About Us. Raw Language, Content by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Remember why we are "free" today as a nation. Remember our veterans this Veteran's Day!..
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Pray For Our Heroes. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A soldier asks people to pray for the military...
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Priorities: A Soldier's Diary. (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A woman writes from the battlefield in between rounds of gunfire...
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Prologue From My Novel, On The Dead Run by Wendell Thorne
Coming of age frame tale. 17-year old Virgil Peal's journey into adulthood via his enlistment in the U.S. Coast Guard. Framed by the 46-year-old Virgil's first experience in a ACOA meeting, this is a tale of love and lust, discovery and dysfunction, and the urge to "run" in all of us. This is the..
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RazEdge VideoEmail Gone Global by R.E.E.S Blogs Linda Smith, Publisher
VIDEOEMAIL in the United Kingdom and it's BIG..
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Remember Our Veterans On This Veteran's Day! by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
An aged veteran tries to cope with how people view him. Do the best thing you can do this Veteran's Day: Thank a Veteran; thank him/her for the sacrifices they have made in order to keep us free. I do: I live with one. My twin sister, who was in the Air Force. :D..
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