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 In Honor Of  'Doc'
Unknown to stranger who may just read
A write to one who would believe
That he was born to do much more
Serving another in time of war

Young man of age but wise in years
Would fall to battle as father feared
For life, his blood of loin so young
Would come to rest with Heavens Son

His name JJ, best known as Doc
Became one more, special of flock
Serving country and fellow man
By choice landing on foreign land

Like angel he'd descend upon
From sky by chute, soldier took on
Family not his, children whose needs
Became his own, he'd intercede

School where five of innocence
Became 250 as much persistence
Would pave the way to educate
Before passing, before his mates

Soldier where dreams of his became
A wish all his where loss births pain
But in his passing he too would leave
A better place in heart conceived

There are but few who would give life
Serving mankind in war where strife
Becomes too much to just sit back
Watching the teli, deaths toll new facts

A man once boy would bring much change
Though some may view how war estranged
A local boy, why would he go
If Doc could he'd tell you so

Remember one who gave freedom
Remember son whose heart would lead him
To a place where it's foretold
A place where peace not war, GOD holds

Pte Jeff 'JJ' Doherty aka Doc
Killed in an ambush on June 12th 2008
while serving in Afghanistan

Learn more of this young man at

More than just a boy, a son who served
a purpose and became one with the Lord

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