Feature Articles

Articles for Dispatches.

How the VA Treats Our Veterans

A Visit to a Veterans Medical Center—Contrary to What You Might Be Thinking

Let me introduce you to the most important man in my life: 87-year old Sgt. William J. Ekwall, World War II Veteran, U. S. Army Air Corps, turret gunner on a B 24 nicknamed “The Monster, 33 bombing missions over Germany; and my father-in-law.

Recommended Reading List Winter 2013

MWSA Recommended Reading List

Winter 2013 


The Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) is an organization of over one thousand writers, poets, and artists drawn together by a common bond of military service.  One purpose of our Society is to review the written works of our members.  From our recent book reviews, we’ve selected the following as our 2013 Winter Recommended Reading List: 

Tales of Tomasewski by Del Staecker 

On Watch

On Watch

 I had the twenty hundred to midnight watch on deck,

It was Christmas Eve and it was cold as heck.

As I stood there gazing out over the ocean,

My heart was filled with deep emotion.

Writing tips

In the November 4 issue of the New York Times is this article by a former political speechwriter that I'm passing on to everyone. Though the subject is his experience as a speechwriter, there are many aspects of his writing life that have broad application to the field. The link is: