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The following is a poem written by the late Sarah Nott, of Point Pleasant, submitted by her parents Brenda and Rusty Nott. The poem is about her cousin George W. (Bubby) McDaniel, a solider killed on April 29, 1967, at Bear Cat Hill, Province of Long An.


“The Greatest Man”


I have a friend that no longer exists


But he did at one time


At least that was before the year


Of 1965


He was tall, he was strong


He was eighteen years old


When the voice of Uncle Sam came calling


“To Vietnam!” He was told


So he packed his bag and a picture of his mom


And picked up his M-16


He told all this relatives goodbye


It was the last time he’d be seen


The greatest man I never knew


Was boarded on a plane


In the warm, bright sunshine


But he landed in the rain


With his brothers in battle, they took the field


To fight for the land of the brave


That’s why my American solider friend


Isn’t here with me today

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