Veterans from Both Sides

Veterans from Both Sides

Listen to the poems being read, poems being read by Vietnamese women speaking of lost fathers, husbands, and children. Listen to the poems being read, poems being read by Vietnamese men, soldiers who lost loved comrades, soldiers who traveled the Ho Chi Minh trail,...
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By Tom Saal The doctor at the military hospital in Japan was obviously (please check): [  ]  1) Tired [  ]  2) too busy and overworked [  ]  3) impatient [  ]  4) uncaring [X]  all of the above The soldier was (please check): [  ]  1) seriously wounded from a land...
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By Tom Saal “Go ahead, shoot him!” And they did. Bang! Bang! Bang! Three shots rang out, And two hundred yards across the paddy dikes the once alive man, slumped, dropped to his knees and feel dead. “Go get the body,” and three of my men did....
Nameless Woman

Nameless Woman

By Tom Saal I remember seeing you with your long, black hair as if it were yesterday. You were standing there waiting for me the next morning. Waiting for me to enter what was left of your village. We had split up, paired up, my men and I, and we had made friends with...
The Clearing Round

The Clearing Round

The Clearing Round Honor Flight – First Musings By David Hammer Just before midnight on July 4, my son drove me from our Columbia home to the Marriott, where 108 other veterans and I would meet our hosts and guardians for the 47th Central Missouri Honor Flight....