Rachel Ann Brune Collection
Scope and Contents
- 2002 - 2010
- Brune, Rachel Ann (Person)
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Biographical or Historical Information
While stationed overseas, she edited, wrote and took pictures for the MP Times from 2003 to 2004. From 2003 to 2006, she contributed to other military publications such as Coalition Scimitar, Desert Voice, Anaconda Times, and Liberty Torch Magazine. From 2005 to 2006, she wrote the column "Dispatches from the Front" that was published in the civilian New Jersey newspapers Advertiser News North and Advertiser News South. In 2006, she was selected to photograph the Hatra archaeological site for the Hatra Project.
After her second overseas tour, Brune attended graduate school at the University at Albany in New York, where she earned her master's degree in communication in 2008. She also earned her commission as a second lieutenant in the Military Police Corps (MP). From July, 2010 to December, 2010, she was served a deployment at Camp Victory, Iraq. In 2011, Brune enrolled in the U.S. Army Military Police Captains Career Course in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and achieved the rank of captain.
Brune continued to write and publish short fiction. She self-published Echoes and Premonitions, a book of poetry, reminiscences and thoughts concerning her time in the military. She released her first novel, Soft Target, in early 2013 and her second, Cold Run, in late 2014. Brune wrote about reading and the writing life at http://infamous-scribbler.com/blog/. She wrote articles about military and popular culture for www.taskandpurpose.com. In 2015, Brune joined the United States Army Reserves and resides Fayetteville, North Carolina.
1.40 Linear Feet (3 boxes and six items)
Language of Materials
Collection contains copies of many articles written by Brune for various military publications and civilian newspapers during her deployments to Iraq from 2003 - 2006. Collection also includes personal correspondence from 2002-2010, publications in which her articles appeared, notebooks from her career as a journalist and MP officer, a compact disc of photographs taken while deployed, a book of poetry and reminiscences, a 2015 oral history, and artifacts.
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