“I Have Seen The Dragon”
(By: Gary Draper)
Fifty three years ago; I saw the Dragon! As a young man, I Dared Stare him in the eyes!
The Dragon was Vietnam!
I felt his Fiery, Acrid breath!
It is Called Agent Orange!
The Dragon’s breath still burns today!
With Vengeance perhaps, for all who Dared; to stare into his eyes; and Survive!
The Dragon With his Fiery, Acrid Breath; will Win, in the end; I Fear!
His Toll rises by the thousands every year!
We must battle on; This Army of Old Men; The War that Has Truly, NEVER Left Us!
In Mind nor Body!
Be Strong my Brothers; it is the LAST FIGHT for many of us!
Dedicated to all who suffer from Agent Orange!
The Agent Orange Memorial in Rochester NY; is our True Memorial! No names are etched there! Just a Soldier; Marching and Fading into a wall; anonymously, remembered; Only by Loved Ones and Friends!
Gary Draper 272nd MP Co.