The Light Brigade

Found my dogtags today. Still on the chain from 1969; took them off in '70. Dropped into a box, unremembered, in a closet, 'til today. With a few patches, ribbons, 1st Division, 9th Division, little metal buttons with US and crossed cannons, in raised brass. Just souvenirs, perhaps. Just trinkets, to prove that a generation could be damaged by casual war. Receipts of prices paid and still paying. Volley'd and Thundered, and these are - what I have.

Copyright © 1996 James M. Hopkins
Scanned Objects, Tags, J.M.Hopkins, 1996