I’m a few days late, but in honor of Veteran’s Day, I’m sharing a few articles I’ve written.
‘We missed the honor of combat’
For William Howard Chittenden, who’d been serving as a Marine in China for more than a year at that point, it meant the beginning of his time as a prisoner of war.
Homeless vets shelter helps transform lives
Franklin Everett, 53, is a big man with a deep voice that resonates through the halls of the two-story, 100-year-old building that houses the Nicholas Larson Home for Veterans, the official name of the housing development at the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV).
Everett, originally from Chicago, had a steady job. But after going on a drug binge, he found himself unemployed with nowhere to go, “as the story goes so often,” he said.
Memoirs of a World War II Buffalo Soldier
On his dining room table James “Pat” Daugherty had arranged some old faded photographs from his Army days, his Bronze Star, a copy of his recently published World War II memoir, The Buffalo Saga, and his olive-drab steel helmet, marred near the visor by a chunk of now-rusted iron.