Proud to Be: Writing By American Warriors Volume 2

Poetry, Fiction, and Stories Inspired by Almost Every Recent War in American History

World War II Stories, War Stories, and Veteran Stories

World War II Stories, War Stories, and Veteran Stories

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 2 brings together the essays, fiction, poetry, interviews, and photography by military-service personnel, veterans, and their families. Some of the featured pieces are inspired by Vietnam stories, World War II stories, and other veteran stories never told before. Become inspired and find out what it truly means to serve your country.

The editors chose Dan Bradford’s short story, “Moments: The Beginning―The End” which discloses the moment in the war that profoundly affected a young man’s life forever.

Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and even World War II Stories

Just like the first volume, this volume sponsored a veterans’ writing competition. It was judged by John McManus (September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far), Mary Troy (Beauties: A Novel), William Trowbridge (Poet Laureate of Missouri, Ship of Fool), Destinee Oitzinger (Art Director of National Veterans Art Museum), and Tom Cushman (Muhammad Ali and the Greatest Heavyweight Generation).

The anthology is the second 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:

“Like its predecessor, it is a unique education in one small and tender volume. Here warrior souls are revealed, reflecting back ours, too.” – wingman (online reader)

Other Titles Available from Dan Bradford

  • Bo Henry at Three Forks – This is the first of Dan Bradford’s western books, making him the newest addition to the western novel authors’ list. Saddle up with Bo Henry as he sets off west to save his partner’s wife in this incredible historical fiction.
  • Akabish’s First Christmas – Akabish bore witness to the first Christmas. She is awestruck and inspired as she regales readers with her tale in this children’s book.
  • Akabish’s Long Journey – Try one of Dan’s most interesting books for children. This beautiful tale of warmth and growth of Akabish will inspire children of all ages.
  • Proud to Be Vol. 1 & 3A collection of fiction, poetry, and essays featuring Dan Bradford which is full of compelling veteran stories, fiction, poetry, along with World War II stories.
  • Wewes, The Pilgrims, and the First Thanksgiving – John Billington is on an adventure in a strange land in this young adult fiction. Read how he brings together the people of the first Thanksgiving in one of Dan’s most intriguing young adult novels.

Veteran stories, Vietnam stories, World War II stories, Fiction, and, Poetry that Inspire
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