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The Oath


We have all seen the smiles heard the laugh
When we proclaim the Air Force our chosen path
No combat infantryman badge do we wear
But in that terrible Vietnam war we were there

Just ask the 111 brave Security Policemen lost
Giving their all with the supreme cost
Security Policemen combat trained  to be the best
Manning our posts guarding it all while others rest

Following the book applying all our training
Walking the fences of war hardly complaining
Young and Old men chosen to protect
To all kinds of hazards we were subject

The flying forces placed with us their trust
Knowing we would fight and die if we must
Carried away on the currents of war
Honoring the solemn oath we swore

We wear our badge of courage in our hearts
No matter what others believe we did our part
To protect from harm and keep safe
Our country the Grand Old United States

                                                             Edwin J. Smith
                                                        The Old Cowboy Poet
                                                              Oct 7th 2008

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