To my Vietnam Veteran dad.

To my Vietnam Veteran dad.

My hero and father,
Protector and friend.
In Vietnam you fought,
In Vietnam you lost, many a friend
But you never forgot.

You vowed to keep a distance
The product of the war.
But we loved you so much
We couldn’t walk out the door.

You told us to be ready
You told us to be brave.
That you would soon descend
Your temporary grave.

The moment approaching
To heaven descend.
First here now there
You stand alert ready to defend.

To prepare and provide you lived
God, Country, Family, you did.

-Melody Armijo, Proud daughter of a USMC Vietnam Veteran

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