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A Soldier’s Experience of Vietnam

May 30, 2016

 

Michael Ann posted the lyrics to a song she wrote about her dad, Peter. I think it’s a beautiful statement of love and honor. (Her dad is alive and well, and enjoying his daughter’s songwriting.)

I appreciate the glimpse into the hearts and experiences of those who serve in the military.

 

One Soldier’s Love
A few years ago I wrote this song in honor of all soldiers, but especially my dad, a career soldier who fought in Vietnam. This is also to honor the families of soldiers, who sacrifice much. Still yet to be recorded but I wanted to share the words. Thank you soldiers… I love you Dad.

Once upon a time a soldier left for war
Wearing his dress uniform, he headed out the door
With a kiss for his wife and a salute for his son
He went to fight a war that wouldn’t be won

The letters that he wrote were cheerful and upbeat
He didn’t want to worry them, although he felt defeat
He had to just keep going
To make it day by day
He was a soldier in the Army
That’s the soldier’s way

Chorus:
One soldier’s love for his country
The red, white and blue
One soldier’s love for his people
He fought for me and you
One soldier’s love for his family
His son and his wife
One soldiers love so strong
He would lay down his life

He tried hard not to think about
All he’d left behind
He was there because he had to be
His life was on the line
He knew he had a job to do and he would do it right
Honor, pride and loyalty
Commit to the fight

One soldier’s love for his country
The red, white and blue
One soldier’s love for his people
He fought for me and you
One soldier’s love for his family
His son and his wife
One soldiers love so strong
He would lay down his life

Yes it’s a love so strong…
He would lay down his life

2 Responses to “A Soldier’s Experience of Vietnam”

  1. Michael Ann Says:

    Wow, thank you Kari. What an honor.


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