William Berry

Document Type

2001-2020 Marines



Date of Submission

June 2021


Mighty Pen Project, Veteran, Memoir, Marines, Iraq, Military Service, Inspection, Travel, Battle, War, Death


A marine prepares for battle in Iraq and confronts the reality of war.

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.

A platoon brothers just doesn’t fit in the Marines. What are his mates willing to do to help him get out of the service, and maybe save his life?


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