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The Oath of the Soldier

A Memorial Day Observance Speech by Johnny Q. Gogue III   Memorial Day – For most it is a three-day weekend, filled with bar-b-que’s and picnics . . . A time to get away from the normal humdrum of the week. For other’s it’s the beginning of summer, a time to look towards the long …

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Memorial Day Speech 1997

(May 26, 1997) By Deborah Y. Parker Public Affairs Office, 279th Base Support Battalion, Unit 27535, Bamberg, Germany   “Darkness enveloped the whole American armada. Not a pinpoint of light showed from those hundreds of ships as they surged on through the night toward their destiny, carrying across the ageless and indifferent sea tens of …

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