In tribute to my favorite veteran (my Dad)! I am posting a part of a poem he wrote about his experience at Anzio, Italy. The ship he was in was hit by a bomb and sank and Dad was wounded yet by God’s grace he managed to swim to shore. Thanks to God and to my father and all those others who have served over the years we have the freedoms which we enjoy today. This is just my small way of saying, “Thank You!” He wrote this from France because it was written later in the year after he had recovered from his head wound.
Invasion 282 by Al Caligiuri France 1944
The flaming ship is bursting high;
The roars rebound!
Fragments hissing by!
And yet the voices ——!
From out the night
Thoughout the night
“Help me! Help me!”
The G.I. yell, but who can hear?
“This way, this way!” You can make it.
Come on you can make it!”
And then a silent prayer falls from his lips
His heart is sad!
Dear God, Watch over them!
Dear God, Help them!