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    • Bennett H. Young and the Rhetoric of Reconciliation 

      Giguere, Joy M. (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      Serving twice as Commander-in-Chief of the United Confederate Veterans, and then holding the title of Honorary Commander-in-Chief for Life until his death in 1919, Bennett H. Young was an instrumental figure in expanding ...
    • Bounding Veterans Studies: A Review of the Field 

      Craig, Jim (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      Over the past decade, the amount of research and teaching concerning veterans has proliferated to a point where some believe there is an academic discipline of Veterans Studies. Assuming this is correct, what is Veterans ...
    • Heal: An Experience Report 

      Williamson, Richard A. (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      For over ten years I have been learning about life with a son who experiences Post- Traumatic Stress. My experiences with both the roadblocks and the resources from my adventure into this realm of the unknown have led me ...
    • Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram. War, Writing, Reconciliation 

      Duffey, Suellynn (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram is a diary written by a North Vietnamese field physician serving in South Vietnam during the war we fought there who treated Vietnamese communists and ...
    • Images of Reintegration: Alternative Visual Rhetorics of the Returning World War II Soldier 

      Grant, Lenny (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      During World War II, comic books and movies buoyed the public's spirits and offered hope to combat the uncertainty of a world at war. However, these visual media often did so at the expense of portraying authentic military ...
    • Local Military Matters: Bridging the Military-Civilian Gap through College-Community Interactions 

      Hart, D. Alexis (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      The call for papers for the 3rd annual Veterans in Society Conference included a statement made by President Ruscio of Washington & Lee University in which he wondered "whether people with different backgrounds, different ...
    • MILITARY BRATS: A Living Study in Race Relations 

      Musil, Donna (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      In 1948, President Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981, desegregating the United States military. Much has been written about the Order's effect on soldiers; almost none about the powerful effect it has had on generations ...
    • Models of the Post-Racial World? Rhetorics of Race among U.S. Military Brats 

      Nobles, Heidi (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      The U.S. military has long been claimed as a model for racial integration, having been integrated by executive order before the general population; significantly, too, the military is constantly shuffling but organized by ...
    • Outsiders of Battlefield Experience: The Journey Home for the Civil War Soldier 

      Dahlstrand, Kate (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      Present value is applied to the rapid nature of Civil War soldiers' redeployment home. This paper explores the means by which Union and Confederate soldiers found their way home and the obstacles they encountered along the ...
    • Race and/or Reconciliation : Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Veterans in Society 

      VT Veterans Studies Group; Dubinsky, James M.; Pencek, Bruce; Davitt, Marcia; Catherwood-Ginn, Jon; Quigley, Paul; Reed, Wornie L.; Fields, Cynthia; Grady, Judy; Jones, Cheryl; Karnes, Daniel; Stevers, Tammy; Miller, COL John; Morse, Patricia; Sandoz, Elizabeth; Waalkes, Ruth; Hart, D. Alexis; Williamson, Richard A.; Lembcke, Jerry; Kennedy, John C.; Hepburn, Sharon A. Roger; Musil, Donna; Price, Stuart V.; Giguere, Joy M.; Duffey, Suellynn; Grant, Lenny; Craig, Jim; Grohowski, Mariana; Dahlstrand, Kate; Gunsallus, April L.; Nobles, Heidi; Davitt, Marcia; Virginia Tech. Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society (Virginia Tech, 2016)
      The Veterans in Society (ViS) research group is proud to present the proceedings of the Third Conference on Veterans in Society: Race and/or Reconciliation, with papers that represent a wide range of research and community ...
    • Race, Civil War Memory, and Sisterhood in the Woman's Relief Corps 

      Kennedy, John C. (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      This paper explores the intersections of race and the public remembrances of the American Civil War in the Woman's Relief Corps (WRC), auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). It specifically examines the role ...
    • Reconciliation as [Lofty] Aim: A Genre Analysis of Iraq War-Era Women Veterans' Memoirs 

      Grohowski, Mariana (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      Using the framework of rhetorical genre studies, this paper presents findings from an analysis of fifteen memoirs written by Iraq War-era women veterans. This work seeks to elucidate how the genre of "the war memoir" both ...
    • Some were free born. Some were fugitives. Some were slaves. Now they were all veterans. 

      Hepburn, Sharon A. Roger (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      This essay centers on the soldiers of the 102nd United States Colored Infantry (USCI), originally organized in August 1863 as the First Michigan Colored Infantry, the only all-black regiment organized in the state and one ...
    • The Church: One of the First Military Veterans Organizations 

      Price, Stuart V. (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      Today, the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes well over 100 military veteran organizations including the American Legion, American Veterans (AMVETS), Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Veterans of Foreign ...
    • Veteran Status and Work in Deadly Civilian Jobs: Are Veterans More Likely to Be Employed in High-Risk Occupations than Nonveterans? 

      Gunsallus, April L. (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      The demand for workers in high-risk occupations is growing, as is the number of service members transitioning from military to civilian jobs. This paper will address whether veterans are more likely to hold physically ...
    • War Trauma in the Construction of American Lost-war Culture: From WWI to Vietnam and the Present 

      Lembcke, Jerry (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
      The war veteran suffering Shell Shock is one of the most enduring images of twentieth century war. Among 21st century media pundits and even some medical professionals, however, few are aware that Shell Shock was largely ...