A Soldiers Letter Home

Posted on December 24, 2011

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I am not sure but the Author of this letter may be Thomas Gordon. This letter is appropriate for any war. Remember women are now being injuries just as injured as men are.

Dear Mom and Dad,

The war is done, my task is through and Mom there’s something I must ask of you. I have a friend Oh such a friend, he has no home you see and so Mom I’d really like to bring him home with me.

Dear Son,

We don’t mind if someone comes home with you. I’m sure he could stay a week or two.

Dear Mom and Dad,

There’s something you must know. Now please don’t be alarmed. My friend in combat was recently shot and now he has no arm.

Dear Son,

Don’t be afraid to bring him home with you. Perhaps he could stay a day or two.

Dear Mom and Dad,

But Mom he’s not just a friend, he’s like a brother too, and  that’s why I want him home with us, and like a son to you. Before you answer, Mom, I really don’t want to beg, but my friend in battle was recently wounded and also lost his leg.

Dear Son,

It hurts me so much to say, the answer must be No; for Dad and I have no time for a boy who is crippled so.

So months went by and a letter came, it said their son had died; when they read the cause of death, the shock was suicide.

Days later the casket came, draped in the Army’s flag, they saw their son lying there, – without an arm……….without a leg.

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