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Why Do We Write War Stories?

"What military members can be asked to give is much different than what civilians are aware of."

Remembering what was fought for, and conveying the messages of war provides an opportunity for others to get to the heart of a story. Authors Ron Kovic, William Broyles, Jessica Goodell, Allen Clark, and Julia Dye discuss why they write about war and what they want readers to take away from their war stories.

Ron Kovic sums it up perfectly when he says he wanted people to know that he “tried to be more than simply a victim of the war, that [he] was still a human being, and [he] still had a voice.”

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