MOST HATED OF ALL

Most hated of all officers, much later I found!

As we were marched on parade South Pacific bound!

Spotted him on the side unashamedly

Weeping as he watched his troops leave for overseas.

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His act was just that and from your face

Angry enough to kill.

“Pick up them snowshoes!  You feather merchants!”

Like, daring to ‘take the hill’!

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I took that dare and went over the hill!

Discharged from the Marines, had my fill!

Took my 4-F and hitchhiked the States!

Unashamed as kids on roller skates!

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Later, the shame did do its trick

Feeling, like, super ashamed!

Marines, of course, would not take me back!

But Army made its claim!

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Did myself proud, won everything there!

Only expert on rifle range

In our platoon, what can I say?

Of course, no prize to claim!

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Rejected the cadre of that platoon,

Elected to join paratroops!

Some others did likewise, hopped on that truck

Fort Benning, Georgia the scoop!

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Not the tough I had anticipated

Four weeks then “Stand in the door!”

One 1-thousand, two 1-thousand, three- and away…

Scared?  Sure!  But went for 2 more!

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Anything to avoid the overseas!

Many, like myself, to understand!

Eventually though my number came up

Sure, it is not what I had planned!

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But was not too bad, God protected, of course!

Lost nothing but lots of weight!

God took control, protected  this boy!

Making ready for Heaven’s gate!

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And readying others, the preaching task

A 3-year man,  10 churches in all!

But not important, what is obedience.

Sure I said, ‘Yes’, to each call!

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Except for one, two churches in wilderness of South Dakota,

My leading elsewhere!

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the Sam  04.13.12

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