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“Soldier”
Photographer: Julie Szabo
Taken: November 4, 2007
Caption: “Soldier”
Additional Description: I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing, and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness .. should I fall.
I have seen the face of terror; felt the stinging cold of fear; and enjoyed the sweet taste of a momentís love.
I have cried, pained, and hoped.. but most of all, I have lived times others would say were best forgotten.
At least someday I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was ... a soldier.
~ By George L. Skypeck, U.S. Army, Vietnam.
Submitted: November 4, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.
Database Locator Identification Number: p9367
File Size: 0.173 Megabytes

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