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Winter11
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(8/3/01 3:57:16 pm)
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A friend sent me this… I've told him about all of you here and recommended that he join in the talks/fun/stories, etc. Hope he takes me up on that someday! In the meantime, I thought I would share this with all of you.


"Five Hundred Days"
“Five Hundred Days of VO-67”


Time may erase all that know the story
Of what Sky Sailors did in Laos, with untold glory
VC gunners found it easy to send some to heaven
Twenty were lost from VO-Sixty Seven

The Screaming Green Neptune’s flew steadily on
In search of the trucks and supplies for the Cong
Laying their buoys in a perfect straight line
Making history in warfare, the first of it’s kind

Tracers looked like ribbons, ablaze in the sky
But not one brave crewmember thought he would die
Alas, fate is the hunter, and to some made a call
They gave as much as they could, some gave it all

Remember the Phantoms, how they stood on their tails
They tried to protect us with the help of the Nails
Sandys and Jollys were scattered about
In case they were needed to get our butts out

The buzz of the mini guns expending their load
Jets roaring, wings flexing, were bugging the road
Red earth below us, bad guys running round
The buoys are talking, what a beautiful sound

For five hundred days VO-Sixty Seven made history
Why their tale was not told still remains a big mystery
Just memories and brotherhood is all that remains
When we faced the guns in those Screaming Green planes

Those Special Green Neptune’s are all gone from this earth
But the men who flew in them are aware of their worth
They took us to places that young boys do dream
But the realties of war aren’t as clear as they seem

Old men together after all the long years
Laughing and hugging and shedding some tears
Was it all worth it, did we do any good
Did some die for nothing, we did the best that we could

We honor our heroes in those screaming green planes
Etched in our memory and souls are their names
I know it was worth it, the things that we did
It saved many soldiers, to come home to there kids

Bob Reynolds –2001
In Memory of “ The Crew-5 Roadrunners” of VO-67, lost in combat 2-17-68, Laos.



TShooters
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(8/7/01 10:11:44 am)
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Beautiful, Winter. Thanks for sharing your friend's poem with us.
Hope he will join us soon!

Sharon

dreamcatcher27371
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(8/7/01 11:00:26 am)
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Winter, please pass to Bob that I enjoyed that very much.
Their jobs were critical to those aspects of the war.!
 
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