A growing collection of facts, thoughts and events from a 80-year-old man and his family, friends, and the characters that he has met along the way . . .

August, 1960

C-5-5 ON PARADE AUG 1960

Captain Leo M Roberts leading the Company

 

While rummaging through some old photos yesterday I not only located the photos that appear in this article, I also discovered this fantastic poem that was typed on a now yellowed and aged sheet of writing paper.  Since it was not signed by the author I am displaying it below in the hopes that someone might read it and recognize the author.

POEM

 

 

Do you recognize this poem?  It is likely that he is one of the soldiers pictured here, or in the barracks photos that will follow:

 

C-5-5 BARRACKS A & B AUGUST 1960

C-5-5, Barracks A &B

 

C-5-5 BARRACKS C & D AUGUST 1960

C-5-5, Barracks C & D

(I recognize Master Sgt Green behind the flag in the last photo)

I was stationed at Fort Jackson in 1960 and, if any of you were there, you will certainly remember what our barracks looked like in those days:

 

ME IN FRONT OF FT JACKSON BARRACKS

 

I have thought about removing the third word of the second line of the last paragraph of the poem but have chosen not to do so and I sincerely hope that no one is offended by this; however, I do not want to alter this poem that so sincerely expressed the feelings of the author in any way!

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Comments on: "Company C, 5th Battalion, 5th Training Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina August, 1960" (1)

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