Journalist Nancy E. Lynch is the author of the award-winning social history, Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972.
Lynch’s 456-page book is based on the nearly 1,000 letters and hundreds of pictures her popular newspaper column received from our troops on the front lines during the Vietnam War. In her final column in December 1972 she promised “her guys” she would some day put all their correspondence and pictures in a book to honor them. Released on Veterans Day 2008, Vietnam Mailbag fulfills her pledge.
In 2009, her tribute, dedicated to all Vietnam veterans, won the first place gold medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards competition for Best Non-Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic. Lynch, a Delaware resident, travels extensively to increase awareness of the service and sacrifices of our Vietnam veterans.
The University of Delaware graduate began her writing career as a staff reporter for The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware. For five years her celebrated column, “Nancy’s Vietnam Mailbag,” afforded our troops a unique opportunity to let those at home know where they stood on issues ranging from the war to the weather. Lynch’s column is believed to have been the only of its kind in the country during the unpopular war.
A freelance writer for many years, Lynch has contributed numerous articles to regional publications and magazines. She also has written six other books.