Once long ago my daughter
asked me, "What did you do during the Vietnam War?"
I did some thinking about this. And as a Submariner during that
time, here is what I came up with:
Sometimes on stormy nights
when the power flickers, I think of men I don't even know
working out-there. Somewhere in the darkness. Going about the business of keeping
the lights on.
What did I do in the Vietnam
war? I was just punching holes in the
ocean. Somewhere in the darkness.
Helping keep the lights on.
Harrison ETCM(SS) USN/Ret
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