I look upon the cold stare of three bronze soldiers who stand guard over this field of stone.
They stand guard over the names of comrades in arms who fell by the way side.
Their gaze says we stand here in the place of honor guarding those who went before us.
Yes they went before us but we hold true to their cause.
We stand here so all that come to view the names of those on the stone wall can see their spirit standing guard here.
For we bring back to life the images of friends whom no longer march across the killing fields of war.
For as they touch our cold hands the soul of lost friends reaches out to them through us.
Let us not only guard those who went before us but those who march over this hollow walkway.
We proudly stand guard for all to see.
By Guy Jones, a Vietnam Vet Nov 68 – Oct 69.
v Co A & HQ, 43d Signal Battalion, 22d Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade
v Pleiku, Vietnam (MAC V compound)