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These Boys, Now Men

These Boys, Now Men **
They died with pride on a numbered 
hillside for they were Marines.
These boys, now soldiers,
taught not meek hand-holders,
taught how to fight
growing up overnight,
these boys, now men.
In a pointless strife
giving up life
these boys, now men.
What is now, what was then,
Heroes, all of them. 

** Written after viewing my first episode being inspired by Ken Burns PBS TV series on Vietnam 
--Jack Avergun
09/24/2017, 5:15 AM

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Date: 11/8/2018 5:03:00 AM
lovely and interesting
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