Stories By Niva Dorell Smith

Singing Away the Wounds of War

Chuck saw atrocities in the jungles of ‘Nam. Chris was attacked by America’s allies in Afghanistan. Anni was assaulted back at home. How a legion of traumatized vets are turning tragedy into song.

Saying I Do, And Saying Farewell

Eleven days after marrying the love of my life, I stared at his lifeless body and said goodbye.