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A Journey

By Eric Hobson

Cam Rahn Bay, Long Binh
Nah Be and Saigon
Thank you Vietnam

Phu Loi, Bien Hoa
Lai Khe, and the Parrot’s Beak
Thank you Vietnam

Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain)
Tay Minh, Tet offensive
Thank you Vietnam

One oh fives, one five fives
The shelling of Saigon
Thank you Vietnam

Diabetes, Hypertension
Kidneys failing
Thank you AGENT ORANGE

Eric Hobson was in-country Vietnam from the Tet Offensive until January ’69. On his return to ‘the world’ he returned to university and completed teaching and counseling degrees. Eric is currently retired and an active member of VVA who writes poetry to help handle his PTSD.

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