I am happy to report that my poem “The Grunt” is the featured (first) of the collection THE BRAVE published by Clare Songbirds Publishing. The collection was limited to veterans and is a fundraiser for the charity ‘Semper K9.’
The poem started as a rough draft scribbled down after a patrol in Honduras in the 1990’s when I was serving with JTF-Bravo. I rediscovered it a few years later when I was going through my journal a few years later. I’ve read to a few of my national security classes on Veteran’s day before deciding to seek a venue for publication. Having worked with service dogs (drug and bomb) in Honduras, I though it only appropriate to contribute to this volume.
Information about the charities and contributions can be made at http://www.semperk9.org/
Copies of the book can be purchased at https://www.claresongbirdspub.com/the-brave-1/