Vietnam Mailbag Comes to Mount Morris

The Mount Morris Library Presents:

The Mount Morris Library is pleased to offer the opportunity to meet Nancy Lynch, award-winning author of Vietnam Mailbag: Voices from the War, 1968-1972. On Monday, April 29 at 3:30 pm., Nancy will read selected war letters from her book at Theatre 101. Following her presentation, Lynch will be available to autograph and personalize her book.

Nancy Lynch’s 456-page book, Vietnam Mailbag, 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 someday 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, Del. 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. For more information about Vietnam Mailbag, see Lynch’s website:

Theatre 101 is located at 101 Main Street, Mount Morris. We hope to see you there!