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A/N: Dedicated to my deceased Son-in-law John Searfoss)

Vietnam Legacy (revised)

They came home from Vietnam
Bearing nightmares they can’t shake
Reliving all the horror
Is more than they can take
They went to war as children
Not schooled in killing then
And many came home to loved ones
As hardened …broken men

There were no parades and speeches
Or the Laureate creating a poem
There were no important dignitaries
To greet them coming home
Now…many years have come and gone
For some, their lives destroyed
Their minds are stuck in a time warp
And they drink to fill the void

They will never be the same
For their war was different somehow
They deserve to be remembered
So let us salute them now!
We honor and we thank you
Your deserve our respect
For your service and your bravery
And we never will forget!

Copyright©2003 Revised ©2011 Beatrice Boyle
(All rights reserved)


------
Grandma Bea


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The following comments are for "Vietnam Legacy (Revised)"
by Beatrice Boyle

Viet Nam
I reported for duty April 1,for that war in 1968. Rock & roll at home. GOLD in the pockets of the makers of that war. Many like your deceased died for what Pres. IKE said was the Economy War Machine. BLOOD MONEY comes to no good in the end.

( Posted by: poewhit [Member] On: May 29, 2011 )

Vietnam!
Thanks Joe...My Son-in-Law did not die in combat, but from the effects of agent orange years later! I did however have the sons of relatives die or were injured in that despicable War!

It ruined the youth of a whole generation, and was the start of distrust and contempt for our government and still pervades us today!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: May 29, 2011 )





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