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.
WNIN-FM's Regional Voices program of compiled veterans' stories from the 2012 USI Community Read project.
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
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.
These drawings and poetry by Rick McCarty portray the horror and emotional overload caused by his time serving in the military.
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?
I made a decision on my own when I turned 18, I joined the Marine Corps. Two weeks after graduating from Reitz High School, I was a bald headed recruit at Marine Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina