The Vietnam Warrior’s Lament

 Was it a war or was it not, a time of flux for some of us 

 A tumultuous time, a time to pray, a time of conflict, we tucked away

 At times we share a look inside, a soul so numb, so vilified 

 We keep inside, those horrid thoughts, we brand ourselves a deadman’s walk

 In combat once, civilian now, a troubled soul which won’t resolve

 To we who know, a brotherhood, to others though, misunderstood

 Address us now, this emptiness, this fragile man, this hopelessness 

 Regarded us then how ere you must, so quick to judge with vile repress 

 Come back again and tell us now, how good we were, a hero child

 Once driven by uncertainty, a cost so high, a travesty 

 With dreams that steal our minds it seems, those wretched haunts we can’t redeem

 Until they’re gone we lack control, we live again each dreadful role

 Let’s lift our arms up to the sky and offer thanks, no withered cry

 To all I say, release your heart, unbind your mind, let fear depart

 And in the end, when all is done, look at the light where God is from

 And at your time when you go home, the words resound…’Come, Welcome Home’

 by: Gene Giunta; U.S. Navy Seabees; Vietnam 1968-1969


Gene Giunta sent me this email about Gerry. I received it yesterday and just checked my email today. Let’s put the word out. I am only able to send it quickly to those I have emails on. If y’all let everybody you are in contact with know the word will get out. Don’t email me and ask if so and so is on my list, just contact them. That would be easier. If I already have let them know I’m sure they’ll let you know I did.

 

Thanks;

Victor

 

Victor,

 

I just got off the phone with Tom McDaniel and he said he got a phone call a few minutes ago from Gerry Moir's wife. Apparently last week Gerry had to have some minor surgery, the surgery went well, however, during recovery one of the nurses gave Gerry a morphine shot. Well Gerry's highly allergic to morphine. The hospital upon admission was made aware of his allergy but it was administered to him anyway.

 

To make a long story short(er)the shot messed him up big time, it paralyzed him and he been unable to speak. Fortunately, he is beginning to regain some of his facilities, he can talk, but not too well, and he's also regaining some of his ambulatory abilities.

 

Tom says he sounds really down and would probably enjoy hearing from some of the guys. To that end, Tom asked that I share Gerry's cell phone number with you so that you might let everyone know.

 

It's 805-218-7388.

 

Let's keep Gerry in our prayers that he makes a full and speedy recovery.

 

Gene 

 

 


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