2008 Award Winners

Special Recognition Awards:

  • Founders Award: Wounded Warriors: Those for Whom the War Never Ends by Mike Sager
  • President's Award: Chum Water by Hodge Wood

Gold Medal Awards

  • Military Non-Fiction - Leathernecks by Merrill Bartlett & Jack Sweetman
  • Memoir - The Ghosts of Thua Thien, An American Soldier’s Memoir of Vietnam by John A. Nesser
  • Historical Fiction - Killing Rommel by Steve Pressfield
  • Fiction - Behold an Ashen Horse by Lee Boyland
  • Children's Books - What is a POW/MIA? by John T. Dixon, Jr.
  • Poetry - Across the Bridge by Jim Greenwald
  • Spiritual & Religious - No Atheists in Foxholes by Chaplain Patrick McLaughlin, Cdr, USN
  • Marine Corps - Through the Wheat by Col. Joseph Alexander (USMC, ret) & BrigGen Edwin Howard Simmons
  • Army - One Weekend a Month by Craig Trebelcock
  • Navy - Proximity by Steve Phillips
  • Current Events - The Border by David Danelo
  • Reference - Securing the Global Transportation Network by Luke Ritter
  • Anthology - The Sandbox: Dispatches from Troops in Iraq & Afghanistan edited by David Stanford

Silver Medal Awards

  • Military Non-Fiction - Slaughter at Goliad by Jay Stout
  • Memoir - Chum Water by Hodge Wood
  • Historical Fiction - Two Brothers by David Jones
  • Fiction - Honor Due by D.H. Brown
  • Children's Books - My Mommy Wears Combat Boots by Sharon G. McBride
  • Spiritual & Religious - How Free People Can Move Mountains by Frank Schaeffer & Kathy Roth-Douquet
  • Marine Corps - Fire Mission by Earl Gorman
  • Current Events - The Highlanders by Rob Kauder