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2013 William E. Colby Military Writers' Symposium: Panel on "Coming Home: The Hopes, Fears, and Challenges of Veterans Returning from War"

Col. Jon Coffin (Ret.); Karl Marlantes; Dave McIntyre; James Wright

About the Program

From the 2013 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, a panel discussion titled "Coming Home: The Hopes, Fears, and Challenges of Veterans Returning from War."  The participants include: Karl Marlantes, author of "What It's Like to Go to War"; Dave McIntyre, author of "Centerline"; James Wright, author of "Those Who Have Borne the Battle"; and Col. Jon Coffin (Ret.), a psychologist with the National Guard.    The Colby Military Writers' Symposium is held annually at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. 

About the Authors

James Wright

James Wright, who served with the U.S. Marines for three years, is president emeritus of Dartmouth College. 


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Col. Jon Coffin (Ret.)

Col. Jon Coffin, a veteran of the Vietnam War, retired from the U.S. Army in 2012, after 49 years of service.  He is the recipient of the Legion of Merit for distinguished service.  Col. Coffin also worked for 40 years at the HowardCenter, a mental health center in Burlington, Vermont.      

Dave McIntyre

Dave McIntyre spent thirty years in the U.S. Army and retired as a Colonel.  He was also Dean of Faculty and Academics at the National War College.  Col. McIntyre is currently a visiting fellow at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute and at the Bipartisan WMD Terrorism Research Center, both located in Washington, DC. 


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Karl Marlantes

Karl Marlantes served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and received several medals for his service, including the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.  He is the author of the novel "Matterhorn."   


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2013 William E. Colby Military Writers' Symposium: Panel on "Coming Home: The Hopes, Fears, and Challenges of Veterans Returning from War"

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