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       

Engagement Ring-Lost and Found - Lila lost the diamond from her engagement ring but later found it.  Received April 29, 2020

Eva, Herbert - A Man who the Army Forgot - A career from the Indian Wars to the Vietnam War

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,


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.

Humor in Combat -                            USC Standings and the Smell of Chocolate.   Received February 27, 2019.

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

                                                                      Received September 6, 2014

(A) Lama Named Winter and COVID-19- Lama antibodies may be useful in dealing with the Covid-19 virus. 

                                                                           Submitted May 2020.   
Loki -                                                     The Love of a Dog.  Submitted on July 22, 2015.  Click here to see responses from others.

Mekong Delta - Conditions in the  - Part of a comment in a conversation about the Vietnam Wall.
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.

Night Patrol Memories -                     The "Hell" of Night Patrols on the Mekong 

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.

POW Info Wanted -                              A short comment on those lost to the Mekong River

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.

Surviving Covid-19 -                             Ken's experience with Covid-19.  Received on July 6, 2020.

                                                                            Covid-19:   Click here for an article on how one is affecetd mentally.

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

The Nightmare of the Delta -               Excerpt from a book by Terry Sater.   Received on May 2, 2018.

The Saga of the Lost Diamond Ring - Serendipity - Losing and then finding a diamond.  Received in July 2020.

Thoughts on the Cost of War -             A reflection upon 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.