Tribute to An Old Soldier, and Friend,
On November 26, 2007, Arthur Krenn's nightmares were
May he rest in Eternal Peace
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Tribute to an Old Soldier
The Red Badge of Courage is not just a Book
that one can find on a dusty Library shelf,
Most of us have read that book,
But few have won it for themselves.
It's like a phantom, and to us, much the same...
Whether its found In Pawn shops or on statues made of stone.
Old soldiers won the Badge, their hearts do claim,
That prize was theirs long before their coming home.
Their blood was spilt on long forgotten Battlegrounds
Their battle cries now, long have been forgotten,
But in their minds and in their souls, those sounds
And battle cries can never be forgotten.
The battles of the past do fade to us with age
And spoiled by long years of restless peace,
But for old soldiers, the wars still rage
For them, there is no armistice, no Just release.
Old Soldier, know that in someone's heart you live...
They cannot forget the pains you, in battle bore,
Their love and devotion will always give
To you, Peace, that will heal that awful sore.
Let us for a moment's time, in recollection stand
Mindful of their fallen comrades, who paid the Utmost Price,
With their lives, on distant shores and lands,
Who gave their Best, their noblest Sacrifice!
Tribute to An Old Soldier, and
Staff Sgt. Arthur E. Krenn
B Company, 13th Armored Regiment
1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Retired
In Memory of His Fallen Comrades,
Victims of World War II
Gone, But Never Forgotten....
- By his friend, Ken Jaccard
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These Poems are also a Tribute to our Allies who fought beside us. Never let it be forgotten that they were our Brothers-in-Arms and that they struggled alongside us and that their sacrifices were for the common good of all.