Monday, May 28, 2012

In Memoriam


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


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