|Cover art to the book. It includes the
face of every veteran interviewed.
Valor is supposed to be the stuff of legends, of heroes who sacrifice everything, of people who die to save friends or strangers. After interviewing 46 veterans who served their country in times of war, I find that valor is actually more common than we think it is.
I’m not a veteran. The military was not something that interested me. I was fortunate to be able to go directly to college after high school and then I began my career as a journalist. Over the years, though, I have always been interested in, and intrigued by, the camaraderie of those who did serve.
After logging more than 2000 miles and collecting 50 hours worth of oral histories from West Virginia war veterans, the West Virginia Voices of War documentary is ready for its premiere.
Voices of Warsynopsis: West Virginia Voices of War is a documentary complied from the oral histories of 36 West Virginia war veterans who served from World War II to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. West Virginia sends more of her sons and daughters to war than any other state, per capita. This documentary captures their thoughts on service, on war and on returning home.
Common Valorsynopsis: Common Valor includes the stories of 46 West Virginia war veterans with their thoughts on service, on war and on returning home. These veterans served from World War II to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Common Valor is the companion to the multimedia documentary West Virginia Voices of War and it includes the complete story from the documentary as well..