Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Tag Archives: Women Veterans

Woman WWII Prisoner of War


Every time I hear about themed months or “firsts” (first woman this or that), it’s sad to see.  The first is that it seems to be the only way women get visibility for accomplishments and that we really should be beyond firsts … and still aren’t. When I first got to Washington DC, everyone was …

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A Tribute to Women Veterans


Women veterans tend to get forgotten because the assumption a veteran is a man.  This is a song that pays tribute to the women veterans.  Enjoy!

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U.S. Army Veteran and Paralympic Swimmer


This is a great story about Sergeant Elizabeth Marks, who was injured in the war and became a Paralympic swimmer.  Usually when I see stories about wounded veterans, they’re always about men, and they describe in excruciating detail how they were injured and then all the medical procedures, like their life ended at that moment.  …

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Women who served in Vietnam


When I went on the cruise last yet, there was a surprising number of women veterans.  It included a nurse who had retired as a colonel, and she’d served in both Vietnam and Desert Storm. The women who came home from that war was largely force to pretend like they hadn’t been to a war …

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What does a veteran look like?


I’ve seen a couple of these turn up over the last few days: A woman veteran uses one of the courtesy spots some merchants provide and gets a nasty note from anonymous person telling her she can’t park there because the parking spot is for veterans (read: men). Once the soldier takes off the uniform, …

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Veteran’s Day


I went to IHOP for Veteran’s Day—they were offering red, white, and blue pancakes to the vets. I wore my Desert Storm because well, I could. The reason I picked the IHOP is because I go there are the time, and the staff all knows me. I thought they’d have a blast, and they did …

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A Call to Pens for Women Veterans


Someone on Twitter reported “How insulting” that I thought I was the only woman veteran writing, so I wanted to write about why I think that. Especially with Veteran’s Day on Wednesday. There’s going to be a lot of people sending veteran photos over Facebook. Photos of men standing next to the Vietnam Memorial; men …

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There are priorities in writing


After my post on Writing as a Woman War Veteran was published, I got an invitation to write for a story call for veterans. For about a day, I was flattered and thinking it over. But there was one sticking point. They didn’t pay. There are a lot of magazines and anthologies that don’t pay, …

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Soldier, Storyteller Available!


My Desert Storm book is finally out! I honestly didn’t expect this would happen. I knew I wanted to write a book about my experiences even a year after the war. But it was such a difficult subject to talk about that it took almost 25 years before I could actually write about it. On …

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Veteran Wins Espy Award


Danielle Green, a woman Iraq War veteran, received an Espy Award (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award.  She played for Notre Dame, then enlisted in the military, was wounded, and then got a Masters Degree. — The Army was always trying to get the soldiers to get better educated.  They wanted the soldiers to go …

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