Michael Lund’s Writing.

Professor Emeritus of English at Longwood University in Virginia, Michael Lund conducts writing workshops with Home and Abroad, a free writing instruction program for veterans, active-duty military, and families hosted by Longwood University’s Department of English and Modern Languages. At the same time, he continues to add to his own body of work. Listed here are recent publications. “Bees,” a … Read More

Visiting Scholar

    Dr. John S. (Jerry) Mebane, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Alabama at Huntsville, speaks to English 215-01  on March 9. The focus of the course is “The Death of the Citizen Soldier?” And Dr. Mebane’s topic was” Christianity, pacifism, and the principles of justice in warfare,” a topic at least as old as Saint Augustine who wrote … Read More

From the US Army to the Peace Corps

Green Bay, Virginia, Army veteran completed an account of his year in Vietnam–and his two years in Malaysia as a Peace Corps volunteer. After basic training and telephone cable splicing school, he was sent to the 41st Signal Battalion in Qui Nhon, city is on the South China Sea and a major port for our forces. Three months after arriving … Read More

Fall Harvest.

  This semester the students planted, tended and then harvested a “victory garden” as part of Lund’s English 215 class, titled “9/11: Loss and Redemption.” The class counts as credit toward the Historical and Contemporary Insights pillar in Longwood’s Civitae core curriculum.  I thought I could put in place something that is a gesture to the veteran community and also … Read More

US Department of Agriculture Visitors

Military Veterans Agricultural Liaisons Bill Ashton and ​Matthew Underwood spoke to students in English 215, who are managing the Victory Garden this semester, about Department of Agriculture initiatives to support retiring military who want to move into farming in their civilian careers. Mr. Underwood, a Marine veteran who served multiple tours in Iraq, explained how veterans want to serve the community in … Read More

Director addresses Military Officers

At the Riverside Cafe in Farmville on November 22, Dr. Lund presented an overview of Home and Abroad to the local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. With more than 350,000 members from every branch of service, MOAA is a leading voice on compensation and benefit matters for all members of the military community Lund explained that Home and Abroad … Read More

Book Signing

Friends and business associates of Ralph Jackson celebrated the completion of his memoir, “My Road to World War II and Beyond,” with a generous reception at the Lynchburg General Aviation terminal. Ralph, who served in the Navy in World War II, has an office in the complex and continues to train new pilots. He has given over 3,000 flight checks to qualified … Read More

War widow tells of her loss

Anita Carroll, Lynchburg resident, begins her straightforward account of loss and recovery this way: On February 28, 1969 while scouting for the enemy from above in a helicopter, an enemy soldier managed to shoot up through the chopper hitting Tom.The pilot immediately headed to the nearest Field Hospital at Lai Khe where it was determined he needed to be further … Read More