ZARBUL MASALHA: 151 Afghan Dari Proverbs by active duty U.S. Navy Captain Edward Zellem which won the Gold Medal for Reference was one of the many highlights in the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) 2013 book awards ceremony held this year in Dayton, Ohio. The MWSA book awards recognize outstanding military-themed books in a wide range of categories from children to adult. The categories include fiction, non-fiction, spiritual/religious, poetry, business/how to, and others. Entries included works published in traditional and e-book formats.
MWSA 2012 Award Winners
- Medals, Flags and Memories by Stacey & John Holley
- Terry Gould
- Chris Wyatt
- Jim Greenwald
Author of the Year
- Michael Angley
- Project Seven Alpha by Leland "Chip" Shanle Jr. Gold Medal
- A Passel of Hate by Joe Epley Silver Medal
- The Power and the Glory by William C. Hammond Silver Medal
There’s no such thing as a little war, declares Dusty Trimmer. He uses his and others’ experiences during and after Vietnam to prove it.
by Dusty Earl Trimmer
Book Category: Memoir
Reviewed by: Barbara Peacock
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 145752533X
Casualty of War
By: Jon M. Nelson
With a terrified look upon his face,
I wonder what he’s doing in this place.
There are bombs exploding and bullets flying,
He’s curled up in a corner scared and crying.
I know that he did not ask to be here,
And I know he’s overwhelmed with fear.
Where are the parents of this child lost,
As he screams out in this holocaust?
I can feel his pain as I see his tears,
But his cries will fall upon deaf ears.
The sounds of war drown him out,