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Spring 2014

Volume XXXIX No. 2 (Spring 2014)


Editors' Note

Voices of our Veterans 6

Nonfiction

Goodbye To A River of Tears
Michael Flynn
9
Eleven Days
Blacke Holbrook
25
Picture of a Mother's Son
Steven Prusky
31
Linguistic Manipulation: PTSD and the Re-Training of Warriors
Michah Christopher Wright
35
Full Circle
Robert C. Duncan
43

Poetry

Deployment: 1944
Sterling Rogers
47
Chemnitz (Late January 1945)
Sterling Rogers
48
Drawing the Goon (Messages Across the Wire)
Sterling Rogers
49
Berching (April 1945)
Sterling Rogers
50
At the Gates of Buchenwald
Sterling Rogers
51
Army Man
Scott Starbuck
53
Marine Cuisine
Roger Camp
55
Night Assault, Camp Penleton, CA
Roger Camp
57
Yankee Devils
Michael Warren
59
Kirkuk Air Base, 2003
James Dietz
63
A Soldier Lying
James Dietz
64
Terrence's Lette: Kirkuk Oil Field, Iraq 2004
James Dietz
66
Trying to be a Veteran
James Dietz
68
Burnt Steel
John Aylesworth
71
How to Measure Things
John Gosslee
73
On A Playground in Turkey
John Gosslee
74
Rifleman
John Gosslee
75
I Can't Figure Out Where I Am
John Gosslee
76
Killing the Deer
Alysse McCanna
79
Gin & Tonics at the Red Bar
Alysse McCanna
81
Liam's Story on the Train
Alysse McCanna
83
WAR
Richard Diaz
85

Fiction

The Addict
J.A. Bernstein
89
Little Combantants
Todd Gray
101
Arborista
Terry McDowell
105