Thursday, October 30, 2008

Special People

It was a rare moment in time that shall never be duplicated. When all the right elements combined with exuberant hearts and brilliant minds. We were for the most part, all survivors of a most unpopular war. Young men and women of the highest caliber. With no one to welcome us home except ourselves. It was a special bond, borne out of the grief of their lost youth, teenage boys who became old men in the grim nightmare that would consume well over 50,000 of America's best. We were not defeated on the the battlefield, but by the very ones at home, who sent us off to war; and the beat goes on. From great and harrowing hardships and devastating losses of friends, and comrades, we had learned how precious and short life could be, and were determined to live every moment as if it were to be our last. To say the least we were the strangest kids on campus. Military discipline had taught us the value of team work, And even a wild movie like "Animal House" had nothing on us.
It was perhaps the first time the army, navy, air force marines, and coastguard ever got along together. Indeed we were a true joy to behold.
Someday We'll Be Together
The Supremes did not actually sing the back up for the recorded version of "Someday We'll Be Together". Behind Diana Ross’s voice are session artists and Johnny Bristol who co-wrote the song.

"Someday We'll be Together" was the last Billboard #1 hit of the 1960’s

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