GOOD BYE VIET NAM


The VIET NAM syndrome is finally gone
DESERT STORM gave us a belated swan song
We got a bad rap as dopers and boozers
We were even called baby killers and losers.

A couple of years ago I went and saw
A smaller version of "THE WALL"
Their names were there, guys I knew
BOLMAN, WHEAT, and NEWBY too.

These guys were HEROES they gave their lives
They left their MOMS and KIDS and WIVES
No parades, no thanks, no fly-by jets
Just leave us alone - That's as good as it gets.

GEORGE BUSH left "THE STORM" up to SCHWARZKOPF
And made CONGRESS keep thier fingers off
We claimed victory in THE HUNDRED HOUR WAR
For those of you who are keeping score.

As they arrive safe and we hear the cheers
I find my wife (and me) in tears
We see parades and crowds and stuff
To me at least that's THANKS ENOUGH

GEORGE WM. GAERTNER
3/21/1991
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