Christina Phillips Ream-Sharik
“DEAR DAD……” THE SALWEEN STORY
A selection of my father’s photos, letters, and diary entries from China, during and after the WWII Salween River Gorge Campaign; the fight to keep the Burma Road open.
Christina is known as ArmyMom on the Internet and has been published in a number of Veterans’ periodicals and magazines, newsletters and a Newspaper in Texas. Her poems have been read at a number of ceremonies in the States over the last several years. They are also used in schools in the States – once as the basis for a play on Vietnam, in an elementary school as the theme for a Veterans’ Day writing assignment, and in a book on “Remembering” veterans of all wars, her poem Boots was the front page for the Korean/Vietnam section of the book – Christina was invited to read a poem at the Moving Wall in Tampa, Florida in April, 2001.
Christina believes that poems bring out feelings people have hidden for quite some time. “Anything that can make someone think a bit about the veterans is a good thing.”