The answer is "yes"

I decided to go to the mall
So I took the train
Sat next to an older man
I thought he was in pain

I started talking to him
Told him my name and born in sixty nine
He answered in a softer voice
I was in Vietnam at that time

My Dad he was in Vietnam
He didn’t make it home
And my mom lives with me
because she’s all alone

I asked him if he was scared
He answered tired and a little weak
Then he looked at me in silence
and a tear rolled down his cheek

I continued talking to him
untill he turned his head
Did you get to see some action
and this is what he said

I was soaked with sweat in a fox hole
my arm and leg was full of lead
You know we won that battle
but all my friends were dead

CHEER UP I said… you made it back
It can’t be all that bad
This time he looked at me and smiled
He must have known my Dad

Thomas J Norbeck

The answer is "yes"

Thomas J Norbeck

Sunrise, United States

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What did we do in war
will we ever have an answer
One generation still trying to help
This may help you understand
Maybe not…..

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