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Contributor: Thurman P. Woodfork || Poem Categories

Closure country as flag
Once again from the embattled past,
More brothers have been returned at last,
Recovered from their foreign beds,
To rest in honor at home instead.

So many more still remain behind;
Though yet alive in loving minds,
They remain lost to the yearning arms,
Of those who wish they'd returned unharmed.

Since that desire can never be,
God grant this Nation will finally see,
On some soon, long-awaited day,
Her last �Nam son come home to stay.

So many offered all there was to give,
Still, families pray that some yet live.
If they do, God sustain those men,
And please, for us all, let it come to an end.
By Thurman P. Woodfork
Copyright 2003
Listed January 16, 2011

About Author... Thurman P. Woodfork (Woody) spent his Air Force career as a radar repairman in places as disparate as Biloxi, Mississippi; Cut Bank, Montana; Tin City, Alaska; Rosas, Spain and Tay Ninh, Vietnam. In Vietnam, he was assigned to Detachment 7 of the 619th Tactical Control Squadron, a Forward Air Command Post located on Trai Trang Sup. Trang Sup was an Army Special Forces camp situated about fifty miles northwest of Saigon in Tay Ninh province, close to the Cambodian border. After Vietnam, Woody remained in the Air Force for nine more years.

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