...for as long as it takes
(Colonel Ted Guy, Retired. Senior Ranking Officer POW/MIA)
(written by Dennis Johnson)
A long time ago, in a land far away,
There was a war that nobody won.
Among the losers were truth, honor, and decency.
There were individual losses and gains
Amidst the napalm and chemical rains.
But the column racking up the most points
Was the one that was labeled "Shame".
We turned our backs on our soldiers
Blaming them for "policy"
When all they did was fight the fight
We sent them to across the sea.
It was the first war fought with cameras rolling,
It was enough to make a grown man cry.
In all this carnage there were heroes;
Living to a simple creed
Of "Duty, Honor, Country"
Who knew freedom isn't free.
Some made it home.
Some made it home in boxes.
Some never made it home.
None made it home unchanged.
For some were POW.
And some were MIA.
And some may well be waiting
Unto this very day.
Hawk was a man.
More easily said than done.
For he met every challenge head on
And never let us down.
He lead by example.
He did not falter.
He helped those around him
Understand the words, "Stand Tall".
For YEARS he was a POW.
He lived it, ate it, slept it, endured it!
Hanoi Hilton, General Delivery.
After coming home, he wanted to believe his country would not betray it's soldiers. He argued for years against there being any POW/MIA left behind.
But the mass of evidence convinced him of something that ripped at his soul.
Until he became a leader in the fight to bring them home.
He is legend.
For he is Truth.
He is Honor.
He is Decency.
He is Warrior, still.
We are in mourning for a Hero died today.
Ted's military medals
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