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The Circus Is Coming to Town

As the United States grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, a former corpsman trained in infectious disease epidemiology understands what’s at stake.

Rage and the Manger

Back from a deployment and triggered by the mundane, a former infantry officer discovers his unprovoked rage. 

Capt. Dave Kenney, Headquarter Support Battalion platoon leader (right), 1-37 Field Artillery, prepares to send a squad in to clear the objective during a training exercise at Forward Operating Base Endurance. Mosul, Sept. 9, 2004. Photo courtesy of Staff Sergeant Gretel Weiskopf

The Stories I Share

A former Army photojournalist and combat medic grapples with how much people should know about war.

Ia Drang Valley Battle

A Long-Awaited Reunion

An older incarcerated veteran gets a visit from a former combat infantryman that he served with in Vietnam.

From One Battle to Another

A gunnery sergeant grapples with his love of deployments during a time when his family needs him at home.

So Much Left to Tell

A former Army soldier grapples with an unresolved confessional to her late mother.

When the Stress of Combat Hits You … in a High School Classroom

A former infantry officer realized the impact of war lingers longer than he’d thought.

The Two Hundred and Fiftieth

Joanna Guldin-Noll, a fellow of the War Horse’s 2018 Writing Seminar for Military Spouses, reflects on losing a student to gun violence as a former teacher.

Answering the Call

Vets4Warriors, a mostly donations-based phone support program, seeks to end the stigma of vets getting help and the shame of asking for it.