My father, James Louis Fonder was an orphan whom had no one that cared what became of him. He was put in the Guardian Angels Catholic Orphanage when he was 10 years old and he joined the Navy when he turned 17 years old during the Second World War. He never told me his story in the Navy till I got out of the Army during the Vietnam War. He recieved the Purple Heart and Silver Star and I never knew till I became a Veteran like him. Here is the story in Poem I wrote for him before he died.
WWI veteran: William Frederick Weir. He served with the American Field Service, Special Services Unit 649, with the American Expeditionary Forces in the First Division. William received three commendations for “bravery in the line of duty”.
Syllables of Rain by D.S. Lliteras While two Vietnam veterans embark on a spiritual journey together to confront their war-time pasts, they discover that they must also struggle to claim a future with the women they love. "Syllables of Rain is a poetic novel of pure genius by novelist and poet D.S. Lliteras....My favorite kind of Vietnam War book is short, poetical, and filled with hard-fought truth....This is that book. D.S. Lliteras brings his unique genius to bear on the world of the Vietnam War veteran.”—The VVA Veteran
Category: Film / Documentary
Veterans Day (Nov 11th) is important because it is a chance to acknowledge the sacrifices of the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces of the United States.
Category: Personal Experiences
It’s not just the story of my shooting and near death experience but also a story of hope and perseverance.
poem for all veterans.
This veteran poem was created many years ago to honor our veterans on Veterans Day. Claude provides visual depths in this fictional poem of a brave soldier, who gave his life to defend the ideals of his country. This poem shows how his country and family honors him, and a powerful poem that honors all veterans dead and alive.
This veteran poem is dedicated to all the brave soldiers, who died for their country, and a loving reminder that their angelic spirits continue to protect all their friends and family from heaven above.
"The Nightmare of the Mekong" is a gritty account of the Vietnam War, from a sailor who manned automatic weapons in intense combat, on the riverws, streams and canals of the Mekong Delta. It is profoundly personal, with diary entries, and letters to and from home. It includes summaries of official "Operations Reports" and military historical records. The interwoven references to music and news of the day, provides a vivid picture of the culture and politics of the timesw. It is a true story of love, family, war, life, and death. Some of this story will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart. Much of it will surprise you. Some of it may give you nightmares.