Upon hearing this song (just recently), I immediately
thought of Don Mclean’s American Pie.The complete song gives me an empathetic view of how one man (person) might
feel about where he (she) might fit into the scheme of things; the American Dream.
-Paul begins by explaining the concept of self-awareness,
critical judgment of others and the sadness of not knowing where you really
belong. -Although there are many good times; he considers
the idea of escaping from the chaos of rapid change. -Are Love, Peace, Compassion and the “Fifth Amendment”
just a notion? -Aware of the foundation of our nation and our way
of life.He asks the question: Upon the
stage of American growth, what has been the true roll of all the endeavors, accomplishments
and sacrifices? -Accepting that life continues regardless of
losses, he hopes that he will be given the strength to put worldly unrest aside
for just a time, and spend more time concentrating on self. The song lyrics and melody take me to a place I have been…
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The sun was just beginning to set, casting long shadows across the sand. Whitie and Durby were back on the beach, hunkered down feasting on beef-n-rocks, bean and franks and chasing it down with black coffee. This first day on the atoll had been rough. But it wasn’t over just yet. A few hundred yards away just inside the tree line, the fighting was still heavy. The Japanese were dug in everywhere. It seemed that the Naval and Air Bombardments had done nothing at all to soften them up.
The Chief Pharmacist (Navy Corpsman) was putting together a team to go forward and bring back three badly wounded and several walking wounded Marines. He and Sgt Roxberry were collecting the people they needed and of course Whitie and Durby made the team. Sgt Roxberry was from Mike Company and had been wounded earlier that day, but was now volunteering to lead the team back into the fighting and to his wounded Marines. Whitie and Durby were to act as security escorts and would lead t…