Bud writes -
“Fred this comment about reunions is just about what we’ve all said”
Years ago a singer, Edwin Starr asked the question “War-Huoh” “What is it good for?” To which he answered immediately “Absolutely Nothing!!!” Certainly as veterans of war, we have witnessed first-hand the tragic loss of life that it has visited on our friends and the hurt and loss felt by the families and loved ones of those who were killed in action. We also know, those and many of us have themselves traveled a long road of recovery to come back from the wounds they incurred during the war. So in light of these aspects one –at first–would have to agree with Starr’s summation.
But scratching the surface a bit, perhaps a different picture may emerge. Nowhere in his song does Starr mention the bond of brotherhood that was forged among those who were called to serve. Neither does he explore the level of trust that we felt for each other. Continue reading