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Parent and Childcountry as flag
The concern of mothers and fathers
for sons and daughters at war,
is something some of the population
seems to have little compassion for.

"They're slow to send their heart's delight
to defend the homeland's shores?
Don't they know their child couldn't fight
for any more noble a cause?"

"It is my country, right or wrong,"
comes the proud, exultant cry.
"How can they deny their precious
child this glorious chance to die?"
By Thurman P. Woodfork
Copyright 2006
Listed July 8, 2011
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Parent and Child

About Author... Thurman P. Woodfork (Woody) spent his Air Force career as a radar repairman in places as disparate as Biloxi, Mississippi; Cut Bank, Montana; Tin City, Alaska; Rosas, Spain and Tay Ninh, Vietnam. In Vietnam, he was assigned to Detachment 7 of the 619th Tactical Control Squadron, a Forward Air Command Post located on Trai Trang Sup. Trang Sup was an Army Special Forces camp situated about fifty miles northwest of Saigon in Tay Ninh province, close to the Cambodian border. After Vietnam, Woody remained in the Air Force for nine more years.

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