More Heroes 

Like Him

By Pamela Hixon Rhea

 

In loving memory of my Dad, Carl W. Hixon, who served in the Army/Air Force in the

South Pacific during World War II.

 

He answered the call of duty,

He gave of his abilities and time,

And he loved freedom so much,

That he laid his life on the line.

 

He gave of his best in service,

He never let our flag touch the dust,

He prayed "God bless America,"

And in Him he put his trust.

 

He sacrificed and toiled,

In a foreign land,

Because he loved his country so much,

He bravely took a stand.

 

And he blazed a trail to victory,

With a glory that shall not dim,

I pray that God will raise up,

More heroes "like him."

 

But No One Noticed

 

© Copyright 2008 CSM James L. Wofford - All rights reserved

Bud Eaton got off the plane that day, way out in ‘Frisco Town.

He claimed his duffle and ditty bag and slowly looked around.

 

BUT NO ONE NOTICED

 

He was proud of the Army uniform he wore, the Purple Heart and

Silver Star upon his chest.

Growing up as an orphan boy, he knew he had done his best.

 

BUT NO ONE NOTICED

 

Bud paid no attentions to the spitting and cursing he witnessed that very day,

He slowly shouldered his duffle and ditty bag and went upon his way.

 

BUT NO ONE NOTICED

 

The second flight took him to a place called Little Rock Town.

It took some time to claim his bags, but they were finally found.

 

BUT NO ONE NOTICED

 

He thumbed a ride that very day, to a place called Saltillo Road.

He knew around the very next bend, friendly faces would abode.

 

BUT NO ONE NOTICED

 

Bud stopped off at Oak Grove Cemetery, ‘cause it was hot that day,

to rest his aching, weary back, as he went upon his way.

 

BUT NO ONE NOTICED

 

He slowly strolled thru the headstones, the tears in his eyes were dim,

Then he came to a sudden stop - his name stared back at him.

 

BUT NO ONE NOTICED

 

Bud had finally come home, come home to stay.

Bud was killed in Korea, fifty-six years ago today.

 

BUT NO ONE NOTICED

 

Now Bud has an eternal home, he’s living there today.

Bud rests in the arms of the Living God, nevermore to stray.

 

BUT GOD DID NOTICE!