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What Heroes Gave

by Roger J. Robicheau (Sp 5, US Army), 2001 The Poetic Plumber   Each donned their uniform to be Defenders of our liberty Their mission sure, their spirits bright Guard freedom’s home, be brave to fight One final day each faced their call Each gave their best enduring all We’ll never know what they went …

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We Buried Another Veteran Today

© Major Van E. Harl, USAF Ret. Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, 28 November 2001 We buried another Veteran today. He went to his God, from us, he went away. This one was young, in the prime of his life. He left twin children and a very courageous wife. It wasn’t a bullet, a plane …

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