Friday, March 18, 2016

Dan Healey In A Chopper Was Not A Survivor In Lone Survvor

A trident is a piece of metal that very few have the stamina and fortitude to be able to wear
And when duty and flag calls to be able without hesitation to charge into terrorists’ lairs
In an era when military service is for many a right or obligations to avoid
Patriotic volunteers, especially our Navy Seals with blood, sweat and tears. fill that void
Lone Survivor was a great book to read and a great movie to watch
But 15 tridents went into harm’s way to rescue in an attempt by a RPG fatally botched
All died with no book or movie to their lives honor or describe
No mention of honor, duty and courage to which they subscribed
Dan Healey was on that chopper heading into harm’s way
To rescue fellow seals an overwhelming Taliban force was trying to slay
The Greatest Generation answered the call to the colors in the millions without reservation or doubt
This was an evil on civilization that this attacked nation had to rise up and rout
The sons of that generation were dragged kicking and screaming into the Vietnam War
Pentagon Papers, deception, and very quickly in the streets and campuses opposition soared
Today the grandchildren both females and men
View military service as something for others to join but not them
So all the more reason to honor vets like Dan Healey who in the most noble cause of all died
Who to God can say upon admittance, “They were facing death and to rescue them at risk to me I tried “
© March 18, 2016 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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