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Our U.S.A. Flag, taken out of DAO Headquarters, Tan Son Nhut Airport, Saigon, 29 April 1975.

I am honored to be entrusted to by Louis Schuster in honor of the Last Commanding General of the Vietnam War.

Photo taken on July 4, 2007.

 

For the Last Commanding General in the Vietnam War
...I see in the Last Commanding General a symbol of the 58,000-plus souls on The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and he is a symbol of America's sons and daughters, who, for better or worse, have answered the call of our nation during the Vietnam War.

The general took a picture from his wallet
He reminisces about his first date 
It is the photo of his wife who is resting in peace
The sweet memories lie in one's fate

People love him for who he is
He is so gentle, understanding and sweet
He knows they care for him regardless of his two stars
One can say how likable he is when they meet

He is now walking towards the sunset
America is proud of him
He has done so much for the Viet refugees
He has made a difference for many a communists' victim

Thirty years have passed since the fall of Saigon
Homer Smith, the last Commanding General;
He sadly left Vietnam at the eleventh hour
Here is my heartfelt poem to thank him and All...


Linh Duy Vo
February 19, 2005

Poet's Note: "Linh, I do not say this lightly; you are my family..."  --Gen. Homer Smith

          

    

In Your Name
(Dedicated to General Homer Smith)

Happy Father's Day to you
Once upon a time, you saved my life
My deep feeling for you, a father figure
Euphemism for Papa-San
Reverence for our beloved American General...

Linh Duy Vo
15 June 2003

Lest one forget you are the last Commanding General in the Vietnam War. It's my honor to know you...

 

 

Requiem

For Miss Saigon

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