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    GOD FORBID

    BY: RED DOG

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    Come here boy and take a seat.

    Let me get this off my mind.

    I heard you call your dad insane,

    and he's nothing of the kind

    Have you ever asked your dad,

    where in the world has he been?

    He might say "Nowhere Son",

    or to "Hell and back again!"

    I've known your dad most of his life

    and I call him my friend.

    But once your dad had brothers son,

    who would go to the ends of earth with him.

    You see, your dad was a Grunt son,

    that's infantry so you know.

    And he was sent away to fight,

    in a war, far away and long ago.

    At a place called Mutter Ridge

    by Vietnam's D.M.Z.

    The air was damp and it was hot,

    jungle so thick you couldn't see.

    It was noon on the sixteenth,

    when the enemy opened fire.

    Twenty seven men died on the spot,

    take it for truth son, I'm no liar.

    With no way out but straight ahead,

    your dad fought hand to hand.

    He gathered men and found a spot,

    where they could die or make a stand.

    They fought side by side both day and night,

    wounded and bleeding bad.

    And they fought for each other son,

    because each other was all they had.

    You see, his mind is filled with ghosts,

    and he visits them from time to time.

    They are the brothers that he misses most,

    and in return, they march across his mind.

    If he cracks a smile, and tears roll down his face,

    or his eyes seem to fix a stare,

    he's on a ridge in Vietnam,

    and yes, all his brothers are there.

    Men of war will form a bond

    that others can't understand.

    And they will do some things that don't seem right,

    but it makes them no less a man.

    Insane son?

    No, I think not.

    Your dad can never forget,

    what most of us forgot.

    To him the war is just as real

    As it was when he was eighteen.

    And the boys that he was with,

    the likes, the world has not since seen.

    So listen to his stories son

    and try to hear them all.

    You'll only wish your half the man,

    if you ever get the call...

    GOD FORBID


    Sempers,

    Roger

    IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY LATE HUSBAND, SSgt Roger A. Alfano, USMC
    ONE PROUD MARINE
    1961-1977
    Vietnam 1968/69
    Once a Marine...Always a Marine

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    BEAUTIFUL, HEARTFELT, THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT.
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    Unhappy Right on

    Brother, thanks for sharing that with us Welcome home Marine!!!!

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    Marine! the title says it all

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