WELCOME HOME OUR SISTERS by Doc Kerry Pardue
We are standing here behind the WALL on the
other side of life
My name is Mike; I was a Marine, stepped on
a mine, during Operation Allenbrook.
My name is Roger; I was killed during a mortar
attack, in Plieku. You worked in graves registration. You made sure
all my personal effects made it home to my wife.
My name is Tan, I was a little child in Ban
Me Thout, and you cared for me and helped me. I have leprosy. I
was there when they took you away in the middle of the night. I
My name is Tony; my helicopter was shot down in the Plain of Reeds. I was on your burn ward. You were the Red Cross worker that wrote letters home for me. I told you that I loved you and you said all the guys said that to you. You dont understand I still do. It was love at first sight. I didnt mean to die in my sleep. I miss your smile.
My name is Wayne; I was killed when our base
camp got over run at Bihn Phouc.
My name is Susan, I was a nurse on Operation
Baby lift, we are still caring for the
My name is Johnny, they called me "lucky"
cause you pointed to me to come dance with you on stage of the Bob
Hope Show in Dong Tam. Thanks Ann Margaret, thanks for
My name is Joe, and I am from Memphis. I rode
on your plane coming over to the Nam.
My name is Sharon; I am from Ohio. I was a nurse at the 312th Evac. Mom, its okay.I have missed you all. Thank you for helping build the Clinic in Vietnam. The people are needy and they dont hate us. I did the right thing and I am so proud of you. Daddy is here and he misses you so very much.
My name is Jimmy, I was a medic and taken as a POW, you were the unit clerk that typed up the letter telling my parents that I was Missing In Action and told them that all that could be done was being done. I died 12 years later in Laos. No medicine, there were others. I know you think of all of us but just know; some of us are still alive and waiting to be found. Please keep searching.
My name is Stan and I flew Phantoms. I was shot down over Hanoi. You were the Air Traffic Controller who marked my location and sent in the teams to get me out. But the NVA shot and killed me. It is not your faultI took the risk it was worth it.
Hello Dusty my name is David. I never got to
tell you thanks for being there for me.
So our sisters, one and all, you all did a job well done. Please be easy on yourselves. Do you realized how many of us you saved, do you realize how many of us still have legs and arms that should have be removed. You helped ease our pain. You took our minds off the war. Do you realize that you are the best and we appreciate all that you did we love you so very much thank you, WELCOME HOME OUR SISTERS.