70 -                                                      A story about waiting in line with a severely wounded veteran  Received on August 9, 2017. 

​​​2012 AFVN Reunion -                       A summary of why the reunion was being held in Memphis and a review of who was attending.

                                                                    Received on September 28, 2012.

A Confession -                                   Replacing a truck destroyed by the VC.  Received on August 9, 2017.

Another Rescue -                               Rescuing a young untrained llama.  Received on April 25, 2015.

Battleship USS Utah -                       A short history and some reflections on an almost forgotten Naval ship.                                                                                                                  Submitted on January 6, 2015.  Also submitted to the VA National Arts Competition.  

Bit of Newfoundland History, A -   Just as the title states--a bit of Newfoundland History  Received September 6, 2014

Bringing Bodies Back Along the Mekong - A short paragraph on how rough it was for those in the fighting in 
                                                                                 the Mekong delta.   Submitted on May 28, 2017.
  Also a quotation from Terry Sater's

                                                                                 book, "The Nightmare of the Mekong," 1968 which shows a different perspective

                                                                                 about how rough it was.

Comes an Unkindness -                  Changes in the seasons as Fall approaches.  Received on August 9, 2017.

​Domino-                                             One of Ken's llama brings home a rather "smelly gift."  Submitted on July 23, 2013       

Facebook Memory-A Fish Story  -  Ken's adventures with a "new," recently purchased "used" rowboat.   Received July 12, 2016.
​​​​Faith, Hope, and Love -                    A pause to examine these three words.  Submitted on January 6, 2015.  Also submitted

                                                                    to the VA National Arts Competition. 

Gamewardens Reunion -                 An incident of uncalled prejudice against another military service.  Received on May 3, 2012.

Gift Returns for Christmas, 2012 -  Comments on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.   (Click Here)  Received February,

                                                                     2018  

Gifts from a Breaking Heart -         Memories upon finding letters and cards from the past.  Received February, 2018.

Guard Llama -                                   A tale about helping a farmer get rid of a bear.   Received June 13, 2013.

It's Cold! -                                           The  problems that some of Ken's animals and pets have with severe cold.  

                                                                    Received September 6, 2014
Loki -                                                   The Love of a Dog.  Submitted on July 22, 2015.  Click here to see responses from others.
Memorial Day, 2015 -                      The origins and meaning of Memorial Day.   Received on May 22, 2015.

Molly -                                                The story of one of the Kalish family's favorite dogs.   Received September 4, 2013

Mousse -                                            The story of a small pup with a big heart.  Submitted on March 9, 2017. 

                                                             Added the story about Mousse being ill and some of the sympathy messages received 

                                                                    received from Ken's friends.
Navy Recruit Training -                     A message to a mother anxious about what her son will experience while going
                                                                    through Navy Boot Camp at the Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes.
                                                                    Submitted on January 21, 2015.

Oscar -                                                Oscar, the Llama, getting rid of a bear.  Received June 20, 2013.

Oscar's Death -                                 The story of his death.  Received November 2018.

Perfect Soldier, A -                            A short discussion of what makes the "perfect soldier."  Received on July 10, 2013.

Sadistic Yeoman Chief -                   A short story about how not to do interrogations.  Click here for an article on pardoning those                                                                             convicted under the UCMJ.  Received on Mar 29, 2019.

Talking to the Books -                        A visit to a book store.  Received on December 23, 2018.

Thoughts on the Cost of War -        A reflection upon the the cost of war really is.  Received in May 2017.
Thoughts upon Waking Up in the Middle of the Night - Arriving in Vietnam,   Received on July 6, 2017.

Training a Young Llama -                 The  joys in training a young llama.  Received in September 2018.               
Veteran's Day, Sample Speech -    A sample speech, requested by others, which Ken wrote for addressing a group on

                                                                   Veteran's Day, 2016.  When Ken put it on the web he wrote "Use it or share it as  you wish.  
                                                                    If shared, please remember attribution."   
Click here to see the messages leading
                                                                    up to this project.
Yellow Ribbons, 2016 -                     A short story about a World War Two veteran, his son and his son's friend.  Received in 2016.
You're a Jew -                                     A short story about an unpleasant encounter with a bigot.  Submitted  in March 2017.  


Individual Photo Albums & Stories

Ken Kalish, GMG3, USN

Radio, Saigon  1968-69


Ken is a very good and prolific writer and writes on a wide variety of subjects. 

The following links go to some of the stories he has submitted to the AFVN Group.