Parade (6/13/86)
Author: John Feddeler


I went to 'Nam in '67,
Came home in '68.
Today the city gave
A welcome home parade,
18 years too late.

"These vets are heroes, every one;
They are men we're proud to know."
No one ever told me that
18 years ago.

------- Author's Notes -------

This parade was held in Chicago in 1986. Better late than
never, I guess.


Comments on this poem/writing:

anonymous ( -- Saturday, April 2 2011, 02:42 am

Right on!

Right on Viet Nam Vet brother. It's getting harder & harder to find anyone who's been to Nam. Working Construction, I was the only one. Cam Rang Bay 68-69. 44c20 eng. repair heavy equip. Get on to goggle earth & see how the small villages has changed. Our compound now a park. Air fields, abandon. Etc. Write on brother John!
John Feddeler ( -- Sunday, April 3 2011, 01:13 am

Thanks for the contact

There's a very good book of poetry by Vietnam
vets called "Winning Hearts And Minds." If you
haven't read it, check it out.
shiloh ( -- Thursday, April 28 2011, 11:36 pm

11B40, 9th Inf, Bear Cat, My Tho '66-'67

F*ckit... it don't mean nothin'. Not any more, anyway.
Name:                                           Remember Me

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