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Thinking of Vietnam - LST

May 26 2007 at 3:05 PM
stata70  (Login stata70)


Response to More Info on LSV's...you would think you were on a LST

Silent Homecoming 1965


My shining shoes echoed hollow sounds
as I walked home towards that sacred ground
where childhoods were spent in laughter and sun.
That time that was long before I learned to shoot a gun.
For me no bands or crowds came to greet
as I left the bus and found the street.
I did notice that faces turned looked away
from this uniform all pressed with medals displayed.
A small town where no one said, "Hello!"?
A small town where there was no one I didn't know.
Now, in retrospect,
this greeting seems like cheers
Compared to comrades returning to their homes
the next ten years.....

Richard McGinty

 
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