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R.I.P. Old Joe
by Duke LaRance
Friday, November 11, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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For all U.S. combat Veterans

His people hid up in the canyon
Afraid to come to town
But when he was called by Uncle Sam
He rode his horse on down
Down to take on Mr. Hitler
Whom he did not know so well
Then Adolf’s boys showed him
A living glimpse of Hell

For Old Joe had never seen
Much of the world before
When Uncle Sam had said
“Hey Joe, let’s fight a war”
And then Uncle Sam sent him
Off so very far
To see the world from
A tin-can armored car

Then when Old Joe finally
Came back from that war
His mind stayed back there
In Nineteen Forty-Four
He would awake each night
With an awful start
From the drummin’ and the beatin’
Of his Purple Heart

His people hid up in the canyon
Afraid to come to town
But when Joe was called by Uncle Sam
He rode his horse on down….

(c)2005/duke larance

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Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara 11/18/2005
Excellent tribute Duke to every Vet out there! BRAVO!

~Nikki~
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/11/2005
Excellent write Duke!!

well done!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/11/2005
If everyone knew what you knew maybe change would be forthcoming, though I doubt it...Ed
Reviewed by Linda Hill 11/11/2005
EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT!
This is superb!

~Linda
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/11/2005
Old Joe, and each and every combat vet, in each and every campaign, deserve all of our admiration - always.



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