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Richard Boes Award


*The Richard Boes Award was given by Reader Views on April 13, 2015


Richard enlisted into the US Army and served in Vietnam in 1969 - 1970 with the First Air Cav. He is the author of two books, The Last Dead Soldier Left Alive (2007) a firsthand inquiry into why thousands of Vietnam veterans have committed suicide and Last Train Out (2008). Right up to his death Richard was writing a third, In the Valley of Dry Bones.  He passed away on Feb 21st, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Albany, NY.


Award: $200 cash prize. Sponsored by Modern History Press


Criteria: Best debut book by a Veteran (fiction or memoir)


A Country Doctor Goes to War

2014 - 2015 winner

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