Vietnam And The Grace Of God Read Count : 9

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Vietnam and the Grace if God
“ another fallen marine” The daughter of a lucky Vietnam marine, his only child is my husband you see lucky because he made it out alive, aware of the alternative.. as he watched buddies die. Some days for hours I’d listen to stories many times in disbelief………… it wasn’t until he pulled out his pictures that he made a believer of me. Enemy fire, hell in the jungle, and finely beyond the grenades, I remember him saying it was by the grace of GOD, the reason their Asses were saved. Proud they were and lucky to go home, now here we are, fourty years down the road. While my husband, our daughter, his mother and I, feel very fortunate to have been a part of his life As luck would have it.. this cliché is a lie, those who felt lucky never had luck on their side. A soldier selflessly sacrifices life some were called quickly and others over time. Dad was a marine during the Vietnam War standing front line and center, freedom at the core Positioned in the jungle, men were exposed It’s silent, and brewing, agent orange as we know. Agent Orange is the reason so doctors have said, that caused the cancer and the death of our dad. A MAN of all MEN he will always be known as another fallen marine has been called home
D.N 2010

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  • Martine LAFERE

    Martine LAFERE

    The poem... You have put it right.... Really!

    Nov 27, 2019

  • Nov 28, 2019

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