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Voice: ‘The Forgotten War'

January 15, 2002

The War in Korea,

a terrible nightmare.

Called the Forgotten War.

For, no one seems to care.

Not for me, nor my mind.

For me, there is a past.

The toll and the anguish,

will forever last.

A stealth helicopter,

above the battlefield,

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was my battle station.

Swore to never yield.

From the skies above,

ghastly, was the sight,

of soldiers being slain.

Faces, cringe with fright.

One day, we took a shot.

Spiraling, went our plane.

Crashed into the ocean.

My hurting back, in pain.

Saved by my gallant crew.

T'was my lucky day.

Somewhat lame, but alive.

Thanks to God, I pray.

The war in Korea,

fought in vain, I'm told.

I salute those that died.

The brave and the bold.

Dedicated to my brother

Oscar.

VICTOR E. LEGASPI

Calexico

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