Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Together Again

Tears flowed,
laughs were exchanged
solemn remarks were made...
the Vietnam veterans
sat around a table
Men from across the country
met to reminisce about their service
in a foreign war
more than 35 years ago.
19 and thrust into combat
He made the rank of sergeant
the insurmountable responsibility
he had at such a young age.
Hit by a land mine
injured and sent back to the rear.
He was “short” only a month to go.
He recovered from his injuries,
but never saw his friends again.
The U.S. Army sent him home,
They reunited at a reunion,
and have remained close
Many stories shared,
some tears shed,
but one thing remains constant —
the sense of honor --
proud they served.

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