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CHARLIE COMPANY 4th BN. 3rd INFANTRY REG. "THE OLD GUARD"
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LAST UPDATED 20 APRIL, 2022
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A Soldier Died Today
He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast. He sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he once fought in and the deeds that he had done. In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors his tales became a joke. All his buddies listened quietly for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer, for old Bob has passed away. And the worlds a little poorer for a Soldier died today.
He won't be mourned by many, just his children and his wife. For he lived an ordinary very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family, going quietly on his way. And the world won't note his passing, 'tho a Soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state. While thousands note their passing, and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories, from the time that they were young. But the passing of a Soldier goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution, to the welfare of our land. Someone who breaks his promise, and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow, who in times of war and strife. Goes off to serve his country, and offers up his life?
The politician's stipend, and the style in which he lives. Are often disproportionate, to the service that he gives.
While the ordinary Soldier, who offered up hisall. Is paid off with a medal, and perhaps a pension, very small.
It is not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys. Who won for us the freedom, that our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand. Would you really want some cop- out, with his ever waffling stand?
Or would you want a Soldier-- His home, his country, his kin. Just a common Soldier, who would fight until the end?
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, we find the Soldier's part. Is to clean up all the troubles, that the politicians start.
If we cannot do 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 just a simple headline, in the paper that might say:
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."
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We were soldiers once, and young. We were that which others did not want to be. We went where others feared to go, and did what others feared to do. We asked nothing from those who gave nothing and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness ............ should we fail. We have seen the face of terror; felt the stinging cold of fear; and enjoyed the sweet taste of moments of love. We have cried, pained and hoped.... but most of all, we have lived times others would say are best forgotten. At least we are able to say we are PROUD to be what we are........ American Veterans serving our brothers and sisters until our final breath.
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"Our brothers and sisters have died so WE might live in peace and freedom, may WE be worthy of their sacrifice"!
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