of my Soul
~ My thoughts on a War gone Bad ~
Dear Visitor, I am happy to present some of my deepest feelings in poems and prose, which I wrote over the course of my life. They are not in chronological order. I hope that you enjoy them. If you wish to copy and use any of the offerings here, you would flatter me and do me great honor, but please request permission by emailing me. Also please include the Copyright and Link text at the bottom of each poem if you share it with friends.
Much Good Poetry, Prose, Music and Stories have come to us out of the Suffering, Blood, Sweat and Tears of Combat in any war.. Vietnam was no exception.
Visit the Vietnam Veterans Homepage Remembrances Area to get a close-up glimpse of what our combat troops recorded in such emotional times with such profound, superb and deepest expression. We write about war in this fashion, that we may never forget what horrors war can be, but with what great strength of character we, who fight those wars, are able to move on, and heal. Through this method, we hope to heal our beloved America and the world, so that war will, from henceforth, be the last choice to solve our national differences.
When you have a chance also please visit my Vietnam Veterans Tribute Site located here.
Words by Major Michael O'Donnell,
KIA, Dak To, RVN, 1 January 1970
Jake's Virtual Wall Memorial
"This Web Site is Dedicated to the Veterans of the Vietnam War, their Backup Support Teams, the FMF Corpsmen and Army Medical Corps who valiantly struggled along side us in combat and the Doctors and Nursing Staffs of all Branches of the Services and hereby commemorates the noble sacrifices they all made in that war. Let us all remember those who gave their lives in defense of Freedom in the Republic of Vietnam, 1945 - 1975. Their Noble Sacrifice was not in vain!"
These Poems are also a Tribute to our Allies who fought beside us. Never let it be forgotten that they were our Brothers-in-Arms and that they struggled alongside us and that their sacrifices were for the common good of all.
~ Ken "Jake" Jaccard~
Jake's 'Yankee Station' - USS Hancock CV/CVA-19 Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Wall Page
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"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done before; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known"
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens