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Woman Without a Name

Smashwords Edition

by Dennis Herrick

Copyright 2012 Dennis Herrick - All rights reserved.

Sterling Publications USA, Rio Rancho, NM


The events and characters of this short story of 17 pages are fictitious but were inspired by the author’s experiences as an infantryman in the Vietnam War. Cover illustration of the AK-47 bullet is from http://photobucket.com/images/ and the 1st Cavalry soldier in Vietnam from http://david.brubakers.us/.


Woman Without a Name

by Dennis Herrick


AFTER THE service ended, and almost everyone had left, I stood with Ben Jackson under a shade tree in Santa Fe National Cemetery. All around us the white crosses were so perfectly aligned that they appeared in orderly rows at every angle. We watched as four funeral home workers carefully lowered the coffin into the open grave. My eyes started to tear up, but I fought the feelings back. I refused to let Jackson see me cry.

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