They stand together, all of them,
both the short and tall,
Battle hardened combat men,
Who answered their nation's call.
With them stand supporting troops,
Men who gave their all,
Not standing there as separate groups,
But united one and all.
The bugle plays for all of them,
As they remember those who died,
Valiant loyal well trained men
Who did their best and tried
To do what they would do again,
With undaunted humble pride.

©Copyright June 2, 2005 by Colin F. Jones

Colin F. Jones: Soldiers of Vietnam (IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry - Awarded June 3, 2005)
Awarded June 3, 2005

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