i A Time and a Place...: Just Another Soldier...

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Just Another Soldier...

I was perusing a web site this morning of a unique organization that finds and returns lost dog tags to ex- GIs and I ran across a letter written by the family of a soldier who died before his dogtag could be returned.

The letter quoted a poem I haven't heard before. I was was so impressed with the sentiment and simplicity of the poem, I decided to post it.
It's Called, "Just Another Soldier," by Lawrence Vaincourt.



He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin.
But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.

For when countries are in conflict then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

If we cannot give him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.

Perhaps a simple headline in the paper that might say,

"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."


God Bless our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen(and women) and Marines for keeping us free.

Later...

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