Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors Volume 3

Collected Literature Inspired by Real Life Military Stories

Vietnam Stories, War Stories, and Veteran Stories

Vietnam Stories, War Stories, and Veteran Stories

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 3 brings together some of the finest stories, poems, photographs, and essays crafted by military-service personnel, veterans, and their families. Some of these pieces were inspired by World War II stories, Vietnam War stories, as well as stories from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are a cathartic release for these artists as they share very intimate parts of their lives. 

Dan Bradford’s short story “Moments: Forgotten,” featured in this anthology, relays the disturbing effect of recurring war memories as only a veteran can depict them.

True Life Iraq, World War II, and Vietnam Stories Inspired This Collection

As in the previous two collections, this volume also sponsored a veterans’ writing competition, judged by Daniel Simon (editor-in-chief of World Literature Today), John Mort (Soldier in Paradise and The Illegal), Geoff Giglierano (historical consultant), Bradley Phillips (professor of photography at Southeast Missouri State University), and Colin Halloran (poet, veteran, and teacher).

The anthology is the third in an annual series published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council’s Veterans Projects and the Warriors Arts Alliance.

Critical Reviews:

“The stories and poems of service and sacrifice are essential in understanding what has so broadly been termed ‘the American experience’.” ―St. Leger Monty Joynes, Vietnam veteran

Customer Reviews:

“This collection of writings gives a rare insight into the hearts of its veteran authors. A moving tribute to our nation’s warriors.” – DeVonna Allison

Other Titles Available from Dan Bradford

  • Bo Henry at Three ForksBo Henry sets off west to save his partner’s wife in a wild west coming-of-age story. Teens and adults enjoy this historical fiction ride. This is the first of Dan Bradford’s western books making him the newest member of the western novel authors’ list.
  • Akabish’s First Christmas – Akabish witnessed the first Christmas. She is awestruck as she regales readers with her tale in this children’s book.
  • Akabish’s Long Journey – Read one of Dan’s most interesting books for children to your kids. This tale of warmth and growth will inspire children of all ages.
  • Proud to Be Vol. 1 & 2These collections of fiction, poetry, and essays feature Dan Bradford’s short stories. The anthologies are full of veteran stories, fiction, poetry, and Vietnam stories.
  • Wewes, The Pilgrims, and the First Thanksgiving – Join John Billington on this adventure in a strange land in this young adult historical fiction. Find out how he gets the people of the first Thanksgiving together in what is considered to be Dan’s most intriguing of his young adult novels.

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