The Day I got the News

By Christine Andrews


The day I got the news

I remember it all too well

It was Valentine’s Day 2010

Chatting with a friend

When the message pops up

Mom we need to talk now

I said talk to you later to the friend

Opened video chat

Seeing a sad face, tears streaming down his face

I said “What’s wrong son?”


By Christine Andrews


The rows of white Crosses standing tall in the snow

The Flags

The open grave

The American Flag draped over the coffin

Friends, Family, Military personal gathered around

Scripture being read, a few kind words

Sad faces, faces without emotion

The folding of the flag

Soldiers standing at attention in their dress blues

America's Diplomats The Road to Attleboro

A fast paced historical novel set at the beginning of the Vietnam War following the exploits of the famous Wolfhounds into some of the biggest operations of the war.

America's Diplomats The Road to Attleboro
by John W. Huffman
Book Category: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by: Dick Geschke

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1453645691

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Huffman, John W.

MWSA author earns fourth award

Bean Camp to Briar Patch-Life in the POW Camps of Korea and Vietnam was just announced as the winner in the history category by the 2014 Pacific Book Awards.  This follows awards of Grand Prize winner in the 2013 Great Midwest Book Festival, Silver Medalist in the 2013 Stars and Flags Book Awards, and Finalist in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards.  The book is the only single source for information on all the major POW camps holding Americans in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.  There is much more to the story than the Hanoi Hilton.  The book is available through Amazon and from the author at