V. B. Presley, US Army 1936-1958, Philippines, Okinawa
My father came home, as did my uncle, James Pope, who was drafted in the middle of his senior year of high school and sent to fly the "Hump."
Others did not. My childhood friend, William Wood, Jr., a graduate of the Citadel, died in a crash of his F-4 Phantom in Vietnam. Marine Sgt. Richard Cutbirth, my sister-in-law's cousin, charged a Viet Cong machine gun, earned a Silver Star, and came home in a casket.
Where have all the young men gone? Long time passing Where have all the young men gone? Long time ago Where have all the young men gone? Gone for soldiers every one