Awards and Recognition

  • NIGHT FLARES: Six Tales of the Vietnam War; Bronze Medal Winner, Military Writer's Society of America, 2015. CRAB LOUIE: An Island Tale of Greed, Lust, and maybe Luv; Honorable Mention, Military Writer's Society of America, 2014.
  • NIGHT FLARES: Finalist in National Self-Publishing Trifecta 8/13/16 Robert M. Pacholik, author of NIGHT FLARES: Six Tales of the Vietnam War, received word his Bronze Medal winning short-story collection is among the finalists in three separate national Self-Publishing Book competitions. Pacholik, who writes military action-adventure and military history fiction, was notified that his prize-winning hybrid story collection is in the final running for the: 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards, The 2017 eLIT Book Awards, and the 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Award. The 21st annual, Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) draws publishers and writers from around the world who compete in five-dozen categories for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals. The IPPY is widely recognized in global book shows, library and indie bookstore distribution, and national media outlets.
  • NIGHT FLARES: Six Tales of the Vietnam War; wins 2017 Silver Medal Winner for Short Story Fiction; August 2017; as E-Lit Award, Independent Digital Publisher's Association, New York.
Credit US Army photo, 1968


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