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