Reunion Reading

Voices from Vietnam, Michael E. Stevens, editor. (1996, 255 pages, paperback. Center for Documentary History, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State St, Madison WI 53706; $12.95)

Each generation has its own defining event, and the Vietnam War was that for the children of those who fought in World War II. No one alive during the Vietnam War can forget horrifying daily reports of the first war fought in front of the media. This book offers an intimate and personal view of what that war was like and displays the humanity of those who were there. In their own words, from their own perspective, 92 Wisconsin men and women share letters and diaries. Pilots, infantrymen, medics, chaplains, nurses and Red Cross workers contribute their voices and an unforgettable look at one of the most turbulent wars in American history.