After Victory

MYTHIC, Issue #5, January 2018

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This story was a long time coming. After college, while I was trying to decide if I wanted to become a librarian, I worked for a year as an intern at the Brethren Historical Library and Archives. The Church of the Brethren is one of the historic peace churches, along with the Quakers and Mennonites. After World War II, the churches sent "seagoing cowboys" to Europe and Asia to deliver livestock to farmers whose animals were lost during the war. This effort in time became Heifer International. While I was an intern, I processed original documents relating to those seagoing cowboys. My fascination with them remained and turned into "After Victory."