Thursday, October 23, 2014

Black Hawk Down Hero Felled By Heart Attack

Another warrior Robert Gallagher has left this earth far too soon
A Ranger, Silver Star, Black Hawk Down too many deads too many wounds
A heart that would pump all manner of blood to save his fellow troops
At 52 a heart attack felling a hero in a very special group
Heroes are a commodity sometimes often too rare
But this man in his heroism under fire we hope others will share
Sgt. Gallagher we mourn your loss from a heart attack
How many soldiers in Black Hawk Down did you bring back?
A wife and two sons Sean and Patrick who will now a hero miss
Arlington and a grateful nation your sacrifices we can never dismiss.
A memorial on all Saints Day seems only fitting and right
For the true heroes that protect us from the evil forces of the night.
© October 23, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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