Sunday, June 12, 2005

I found a young man's name

I found a young mans name

On the wall that I helped
Train in late 67 early 68
I never knew until now
What had been his fate

He died in Quang Tri from
A barrage of rocket rounds
Earning a Bronze Star
Before they took him down

He was bright and intelligent
Always had a ready smile
Always striving to improve
Every ready to go that extra mile

He taught me
With his willingness to learn
He had a spark of life in him
That you loved to watch burn

Last I saw him the sun was out
And shining down on his face
And we were laughing about something
And you know how that always helps

To make it a better place

9:14 pm
transcribed this time
11:02 pm


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