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.
While making one more attempt to determine the author of the poem pictured above, I went back through my albums and memorabilia this morning and re-discovered the poem copied below, “A Soldier’s Prayer.” I do not remember Henry Williams and I still have no idea as to how these two poems ended up in my possession. And, since one is typed and the other is hand-written, I have no way of determining of Henry wrote both poems. Any additional information that anyone can contribute about these poems will be genuinely appreciated!
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
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:
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!