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Three Went off to War
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By Quentin Clingerman
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Three Went off to War



Brothers three went off to war

Two during World War II

The oldest, Richard, went into the Army,

the Cavalry

The second, Kermit, enlisted in the Navy

to avoid the Army!

Richard, ended in Europe after victory declared there

Mopping up service, so to speak, with so much devastation

Kermit's aircraft carrier, the Franklin, nearly went down off of Japan

It limped back to the states, he came home on leave

Both survived to live their lives and raise families

Lynn, went to Vietnam, where he was injured unloading supplies

working behind the lines.

All served with honor and distinctions

The oldest two now in Heaven.

Lynn living on the family homestead with his wife

serving God and his "neighbors"

A Memorial tribute to to the brothers two

A thank you to brother three.


Three Went off to War (c) Quentin Clingerman


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Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2014

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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