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When I was surfing the Net the other day, I came across an interesting project called One Soldier’s Story.
It’s an effort to collect first-person writings from current and former U.S. soldiers and present them in one collaborative hard-bound book.
I’ve always been intrigued by first-hand accounts of soldiers’ personal experiences in the U.S. military. And I’m a fan of such movies as Blackhawk Down and Saving Private Ryan, among others. So this project appeals to me a great deal, since it is fact-based and includes the personal stories of our servicemen and women.
More Facts About The Project
- It will contain writings from U.S. Army soldiers and veterans who have served on active duty from Sept. 11, 2001 to the present.
- Any soldier of any rank who fits this timeframe is eligible to submit, including Army reservists and National Guardsmen. Family members are not eligible.
- Submissions must be non-fiction accounts relating to the author’s wartime experiences. Those experiences are not limited to combat, or deployment to any specific area.
- There are no fees. This is not a contest. All authors who are selected will be paid (quite generously, in my opinion).
- The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2005.
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