David Aldridge

Document Type

1961-1980 Army



Date of Submission

July 2020


Mighty Pen Project, Veteran, Memoir, Army, Vietnam, Combat, Death, Loss, Initiation


On his first mission out of combat school, a soldier witnesses the true cost 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.


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