MEMORIES NEVER DIE
                     submitted by: Ron Murray


You asked why I can't forget,
or you say I should let it die.
We'll believe me, I did!
For many years those memories I hid.
Yet I knew I was hiding a lie.

We were very young, most just nineteen,
when we wen't to defend our home.
We arrive over there, heard you didn't care.
In a crowd we all felt alone.

I was not a baby killer;
never have I done the things you said.
You weren't there with me!
You didn't see what I still see,
the faces of friends who are dead.

I lost one man in my squad,
his death was really a waste.
He didn't have to die.
When I think of him I cry.
His death left a horrible taste.

I am proud to be a Vietnam Veteran.
I served honorably through the whole thing.
Some day my daughters or son,
may ask of me what I've done,
and I'll be proud to tell everything.

We did it for you America,
won't you try to understand why?
We gave all we had,
most very good, some very bad.
But the memories never die.
Then and now!!
Ed Duffey: Before & After:
     Hey! Wait a minute!!! That's the same damned gun!!!  And where's the rotor blades on that 4 wheel thing. Not one Shrimpboat insigna on it.