Kerry “Doc” Pardue
“Doc” Pardue: January 2008
“Doc” Pardue: April 2006Kerry “Doc” Pardue is a former combat medic assigned to Scouts, 2/47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division during Vietnam from March 1968 to March 1969.
“Doc” began to write to bring about healing for himself and to deal with PTSD. He states that there are two things he learned real quickly in Vietnam: Rule #1: men will die in battle and rule #2: as hard as he tried, he could not change rule #1. “Doc’s” writings are a reflection of his experiences, both good and bad.
“Doc” states categorically: “I have come away from my writings with a firmer belief in God, being a good father, an awesome grandfather, a stronger belief that we did the right thing by going to Vietnam, and a sense of peace.”
He attributes much credit to his wife Stephanie, his “miracle bride” for her belief in him as a man, husband, and father. He states: “She brought out the best in me and I am still proud to call her my bride after 34 years.” Together, they have raised three children and are now working with 7 of the greatest grandkids.
In a ceremony in April 2006, the National Association of Medics and Corpsmen Arizona State Chapter President, Michael Lancaster, invested Kerry with the organisation’s highest honor,the Distinguished Service Cross, for his outstanding leadership and for his assistance to returning wounded soldiers. Kerry was also honoured by being named Member of the Year.
Index of Writings
- A Brand New Day
- A Name on a Wall
- A Time for War… A Time for Peace…
- All I Want For Christmas, 2011
- Another Hot LZ
- Another PTSD Night
- Answer the Door
- Band-Aid and Profile
- Band of Brothers
- Benny Dale Cash – My First Casualty
- Benny Dale Cash… A Renewed Remembrance
- Daddy, Why Don’t You Tell Me About the War?
- Decisions to Stay, Decisions to Go…
- Dog Days and Demon Time
- I Am Not Finished With You Yet
- I Am the Soldier
- I Ate What?
- I Can’t
- I Got Me A Case Of The C Ration Blues…
- In Memory
- In the Heat of Battle
- In the Shadow of the Blade
- It’s Veterans Day Once Again
- Medic, Corpsman, Doc
- Medics and Corpsmen Honored at BAMF Ceremony
- Miracle Bride
- Missing the Ones We Loved
- Monsoon Rain
- My Mommy’s Running Naked in the Middle of the Street
- My Papa (by Ashley Sundean)
- Sharon Lane, the All-American Girl
- She Ain’t Just a 2nd Lieutenant
- Some Called Me Medic… the Others Just Called Me Doc
- The Boys from Down Under
- The Cave
- The Doc with a Heart
- The Gals Dressed In Powder Blue…
- The Good Old Days
- The Last Breath
- The Last Breath
- The Letters
- The News…
- The Old Man and the Mountain
- The Two Hundred and Six of the 1073rd
- The Wall…
- The War at Home
- To the Unforgotten Hero
- Today is a New Day
- We Lost Another Corpsman/Medic Today
- Welcome Home My Sisters
- What Good Is…?
- What Roger Might Have Said…
- When Were You In The War…?
- Where Are The Children?
- Where Are You Going…?
- Why Do the Good Ones Die So Young?
- Why Me?
- Wrong Place at the Wrong Time