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"Their Veterans' Day"

A poem by Russ Vaughn.

Our favorite Screaming Eagle Poet writes to The Blog from the Core again.

Their Veterans' Day

Some said let you apologize,
But that wouldn't do it in our eyes.
A man astride of each position,
Could we believe your true contrition?
And on deaf ears your words would fall
To those whose names are on that Wall.
The vindication they now accept
In settling up this long-held debt,
Is that for them we gave our best
And denied you, John, your lifelong quest.
We fought for them, fought for our own,
To make you reap what you had sown.
Listen carefully, John, to what we say:
November 2d was their Veterans' Day.

Russ Vaughn
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
Vietnam 65-66

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Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 11/04/04 06:51:48 AM
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