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This Page is devoted to all who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
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TROOP SUPPORT~~

God Bless The Troops

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach

Thank You For Your Service

OperationShoebox

Efforts From A Grateful Nation

Operation Quiet Comfort

My Mil Pics~Troops Support

A Tribute To Our Troops Page

Our Fallen Soldier.com

International-Armed-Forces-Respect-For-The-Fallen

Excellent Book by Dr Jose Harris~Veteran, Airborne, Ranger, Special Forces

UK Fallen Heroes

Veterans Links:

OLDGUARD RIDERS~Doc Killian~Celebrity Spokesman

Veterans Tribute Page WBLQ (DJ Phil Briggs) Rhode Island

A Tribute To Veterans CD

Voice Of Veterans

Veterans Affairs

VETERANS BILL OF RIGHTS

United States Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)

Disabled American Veterans

Veterans Of Foreign Wars(VFW)

World War 2 Veterans

Korean War Project

Vietnam Veterans Of America(VVA)

National Gulf War Resource Ctr

American Legion

NARA-Military Records

Michigan Dept of Military&Veterans Affairs

Veteran Issues Yahoo Group

Operation Military Parents

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Warrior Angels For Able Warriors

USFSPA Liberation Support Group

Mail Call- R. Lee Ermey

Military.com

Veterans-Day.org

VetFriends.com(Veteran Locator)

History Channel/Military

Vietnam Veterans of America-Chapter 310

United States Veterans of Iraq & Afghanistan

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Accessible Racing

Navy SeeBee Page~Sam Messer

Lest They Be Forgotten

American Legion Post 510~Stockbridge Michigan

Heros to Hometowns

Befriend A Veteran

National AMVETS Site

Indiana AMVET Riders, Chapter 91

Rolling Thunder Inc-Michigan Chapter 5

Kansas Patriot Guard

American Legion Riders-Larned Kansas

Southwest Arizona Stand Down.com/

Bluewaternavy.org

Hadit.com(Veteran to Veteran)

Mesothelioma and The Navy

Asbestos Exposure in Military Service

If you know of an appropriate link e-mail me at
dockillian@yahoo.com

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Lyrics to To Our Troops and My Flag
 
 
TO OUR TROOPS
written by Doc Killian
6 January 2004
copyright - used by permission of Steve "Doc" Killian
 
Dear brave men and women, although you may feel alone
Know this now from your country your're not forgotten at home.
You don't make the policy but you do make a stand
Against dictatorship and tyranny in a very foreign land.
If you ever stop to wonder if there's a difference that you make
Just think of your family's Freedom if someone else tried to take
Freedom, rights and justice others have never known
But because you serve our country we have those rights at home.
You know the strong can do some things
About which the weak can only ponder.
That's why when duty called you ended over yonder.
When your Country called you, you thought not to hide or run
But to give a helping hand in a fight someone else had begun.
Now there'll always be a bully and those on which they prey
That's why the downtrodden call the USA.
Every other nation knows that what we have
Has stood the test of time
With Freedom throughout our land.
We're not afraid to roll up our sleeves and get the hard jobs done
For we know that when it's over, better days will come.
This is a message from back home: We'd all just like to say Hi
Because when we enjoy our Freedom you are part of the reason why.
When you hear my message don't ever feel alone
Because back here's a nation waiting to welcome you home!!!
 
 
MY FLAG
written by Doc Killian
27 December 2003
copyright - used by permission of
Steve "Doc" Killian
 
When I raise the Flag I do remember
All the sacrifices and no thoughts of surrender.
When Old Glory travels or it stays in my yard
Its not a red, white and blue piece of cloth
But something more by far.
Its a feeling deep inside through decades of its sight
That has bonded our great nation and reminds us of our might.
The Stars and Stripes of which I sing
To those who fought and died for meant many things.
Families back home and keeping them safe,
Our freedoms abound in War's awful wake.
In front of me to burn my flag you'd need to think about
You'd have not the freedom to yell or insults you shout.
My Flag was bought and paid for by oh so many lives
Leaving behind so many parents, children, husbands and wives.
You don't have to agree with the politics that are involved
But remember how Old Glory's ideals evolved.
The Freedoms that we all enjoy come at quite a cost
And if you don't like my flag, then you can just get lost.
Go somewhere else so very far away
And don't insult my nation or my flag that's here to stay.
 




Wheres My Star By Mark Gwilt

Way back in 1944
When I was off to war
We got a call from Marines
They were in trouble for sure
They said that they had been pinned down
High upon a hill
They said they needed some supplies
Or they would soon be Killed

Not a person raised their hand
They all just looked away
So I soldiered up and said
"I'll drive that truck today"
Get yourself a partner
Cause you can't go alone
So I searched the camp for Brewer
And shortly we were on the road

Up the hill we started
On that dark and gloomy night
To keep the Japs from seeing us
We drove without our lights
When we reached the top of the hill
I knew something wasn't right
So I climbed out of the cab
There wasn't a Marine in sight

So I called out
We've brought supplies
exactly what you need
Could we get some help unloading
Cause we have to leave
A Marine yelled out
"How'd you make it up the hill?"
"we were ordered to lay low
And thats exactly what we did"

I yelled back "I can't stay all night
I've got other things to do
So I'll just leave it all right here
Your Marines will know what to do"
We climbed back into the truck
And went back down the hill
I told Brewer, We're gonna be fine
And those Marines will not be killed!

Back at camp after a few days
I was penning a letter home
When a long line of tired Marines
Came walking down the road
They asked me if I was from Company "H"
And did I drive a truck?
I said "Yes" and the Sargeant said
"Boys, we are in luck!"

"We are looking for a driver
Braver than a Marine
Who drove his truck up a hill
A couple miles away
We're the Marines that driver saved
Just the other day!!"

"Well boys you're in luck
because I know that driver well
I am Ernest Gwilt, of Company "H"
Or as we call it, Hell !"
The Sargeant reached into his bag
And pulled out a tattered Flag
"we've all signed it
As you can plainly see
One signature, for every Marine!
We are putting you in for a Bronze Star,
For all the the things you did
For being braver than a Marine
You should be proud of yourself Kid!"

They all filed by and shook my hand
and yelled out "SEMPER FI"
It was a sight I must say
It nearly made Me Cry
60 years after the fact
That Star, I've not seen!

Then one day some things were stole
And the Army I did call
To see if they would replace this stuff
From many years ago
They said they would so watch the mail
And soon it will arrive
Three weeks later a box showed up
Much to my Surprise
In the box was my Bronze Star
That took 63 years to arrive

Written By Mark Gwilt
In Honor of His Dad, Ernest Gwilt about an incident
that occured during WWII
Ernest Is retired and resides in Florida
and is 91 years old
Mark, who wrote this is an assembly worker
in the Ford Wayne Plant

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