USI Community Read

The Community Read is a recurring event, facilitated by USI, to promote reading, reflecting and community action on issues affecting the Tri-State Area. WNIN is proud to partner with USI by offering an archive of the submitted entries.

In addition to the written entries on this page, WNIN TV also hosted taped interviews with Evansville veterans on its video site. Click here to watch them.

Click here to read the final report, compiled by Anne Statham of USI.

2012 Stories

Oct
12

Regional Voices: The Things They Carry

Posted by Jacob Johnson

WNIN-FM's Regional Voices program of compiled veterans' stories from the 2012 USI Community Read project.

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Oct
12

Regional Voices: The Things They Carry

Posted by Jacob Johnson

WNIN-FM's Regional Voices program of compiled veterans' stories from the 2012 USI Community Read project.

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Oct
12

Keith Weisheit, Vietnam

Posted by Keith Weisheit

A poem addressed to the people of Bihn Dihn Province and all of Viet Nam. Warrant Officer Keith “Lurch” Weisheit 129th Assault Helicopter Company Lane Army Heliport – 1971

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Oct
12

Keith Weisheit, Vietnam

Posted by Keith Weisheit

A poem addressed to the people of Bihn Dihn Province and all of Viet Nam. Warrant Officer Keith “Lurch” Weisheit 129th Assault Helicopter Company Lane Army Heliport – 1971

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Oct
12

Gary May, Vietnam

Posted by Gary May

I am flattered and humbled by your invitation and interest in listening to my thoughts about the proposed amendment to the Constitution. I gladly accepted the invitation as an opportunity to be of service to my country.

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Oct
12

Gary May, Vietnam

Posted by Gary May

I am flattered and humbled by your invitation and interest in listening to my thoughts about the proposed amendment to the Constitution. I gladly accepted the invitation as an opportunity to be of service to my country.

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Oct
12

Rick McCarty, Vietnam

Posted by Rick McCarty

These drawings and poetry by Rick McCarty portray the horror and emotional overload caused by his time serving in the military.

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Oct
12

Rick McCarty, Vietnam

Posted by Rick McCarty

These drawings and poetry by Rick McCarty portray the horror and emotional overload caused by his time serving in the military.

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Oct
12

Jim McGarrah, Vietnam

Posted by Interview by Jerry Waxler

So much can happen to a person during war. The terrible experiences become embedded in mind as terrible memories. What does it take to convert these terrible memories into a story that can be shared with other people?

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Oct
12

Jim McGarrah, Vietnam

Posted by Interview by Jerry Waxler

So much can happen to a person during war. The terrible experiences become embedded in mind as terrible memories. What does it take to convert these terrible memories into a story that can be shared with other people?

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