June Forte

Document Type

1961-1980 Army



Date of Submission

October 2020


Mighty Pen Project, Veteran, Memoir, Army, 1970s, Women, Photojournalism, Public Affairs, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Leadership, Chain of Command, General Officers: GEN Bernard Rogers, LTG John Forrest, LTG Jack Farris, GEN Colin Powell


A woman in her 30s enlists in the Army in pursuit of the GI Bill education benefits. Through her assignment as a photojournalist at Fort Carson, she came to know three Fourth Infantry Division Generals whose strengths of character and leadership styles profoundly influenced her life.

Articles, stories, and other compositions in this archive were written by participants in the Mighty Pen Project. The program, developed by author David L. Robbins, and in partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Virginia, offers veterans and their family members a customized twelve-week writing class, free of charge. The program encourages, supports, and assists participants in sharing their stories and experiences of military experience so both writer and audience may benefit.


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