2005 MWSA Awards

2005 MWSA Awards

Special Recognition Awards:

Best Military Novel of the Year Nobody Comes Back – Donn Pearce

Admiral Nimitz Award – For Outstanding Naval Fiction - Torpedo – A Surface Warfare Thriller – Jeff Edwards

MWSA Reader’s Choice AwardSaving Babylon – Paul Holton  

Children’s Book of the Year AwardDaddy You’re My Hero – Michelle Ferguson-Cohen

MWSA Humanitarian AwardSaving Babylon – Paul Holton  

The Spirit of Freedom AwardHeart of a Hawk, Eye of the Eagle – Deborah Tainsh

Music CD of the YearIt is the Soldier – Susan D. Wisemen

MWSA Award for Excellence in Military PoetryHeroes Carved in Stone – Sabrina Stidham

Distinguished Book Award for Children’s LiteratureThe Four Little Children – A Likely Story – Larry Michalove

Gold Medal Awards

Military Non-Fictionvacant

Military FictionFirst Traitor – Jeff Wade

Non-FictionA Year of Absence – Jessica Redmond

Best Military MemoirOne Bullet Away – The Making of a Marine Officer – Nathaniel Fick

Reference and Guide BooksSurviving Deployment – Karen M. Pavlicin

PoetryPoems in the Keys of Life: Reflections of a Combat Medic – Kerry Doc Pardue

Military HistoryChopper – Robert F. Dorr

Short Stories –  Don’t Mean Nothing – Susan O’Neill

Silver Medal Awards

Military Non-FictionLeft for Dead – Jon Hovde & Maureen Anderson

Military FictionThe Vietnam Worm – James E. Johnson, III

Non-FictionA Thousand Tears Falling – Yung Krall

Reference and Guide BooksSimple Survival: A Family Outdoors Guide – Gary L. Benton

PoetryRemembering Willie, and all the others – Dennis Maulsby

Religious LiteratureA Muslim, the Quran and Jesus the Son of Mary – A Palestinians Journey from the Crescent to the Cross – Akef Tayem

Distinguished Honor Awards (*Changed to the Bronze Medal)

Women At Risk – We Also Served - Noonie Fortin

Fire From The Sky – Ron Greer and Mike Wicks

The Ghosts of Vietnam – Jim Stewart

Thunder in the Night – A Sailor’s Perceptive on Vietnam – Raymond S. Kopp

 A Long Hard Ride – Richard R. Simmons

Full Circle - Escape From Baghdad and the Return – Saul Silas Fathi

China With Love - Letters from An American GI in World War II China and India Lou Glist

CID – Army Detectives in Peace and War – Hubert Herb Marlow

Bacalao – J. T. McDaniel

Code of Conduct – Karen Black

Sniper Shot – Barry Ozeroff