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The Hero

  

The angel hovered just above-

The lifeless form below-

A life that started with a cry-

Not many years ago.

 

Come now my son, you must arise-

Your work here now is ended-

You have fought for right and freedom-

Your country you have defended.

 

We go now to another place-

Where peace and love abide-

And join your comrades who will greet you-

In your heavenly home on high.

 

All those you love, and those who love you-

In their hearts you will forever be-

The one who gave his very all-

That the living may be free.

 

 


By: Ex Sergeant, Claude Peter Dhuet USAF

World War II August, 27 2003

 

 

Lance Cpl. Leon B. Deraps, 19, of Jamestown, Mo., died May 6 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.



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