Liz O’Herrin Lee finds peace in an unknown future in the presence of Australia’s living memorial built by and for the country’s World War I veterans.
About Liz O'Herrin Lee
Liz O’Herrin Lee served with the WI ANG from 2001-2008, assembling and transporting conventional weapons for F-16s. She received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.A. from Johns Hopkins University. She resides in Denver with her husband, Mike, and she is a Tillman Scholar.
Elizabeth O’Herrin found solace in writing about her war, and she wonders and wishes she could ask her grandfather if he felt relief in writing about his.
Elizabeth O’Herrin handed the groggy patient his Purple Heart. Immediately, she worried she’d made a mistake, giving it to him so soon after his amputation.
Elizabeth O’Herrin searched for human connection after deciding not to reenlist. When she returned to church after a decades-long absence, O’Herrin found a soul sister.
Elizabeth O’Herrin describes picking flowers and catching ladybugs as a kid. While deployed in the Middle East, sunflowers hid mortars and the land turned gray.