K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

hosted by Bob Hersey


Buffalo Reunion 2000 - 11th ACVVC

   Buffalo 2000

11th ACVVC



I was that which others did not want to be.

I went were others failed to go and did what others failed to do.

I asked nothing from those who gave nothing, and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness . . . . If I should fail.

I have seen the face of terror: felt the stinging cold of fear; and enjoyed the sweat taste of a moments love.

I have cried, pained and hoped . . . . but most of all, I have lived times others would say were best forgotten.

At least someday, I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was . . . . A Soldier.

George L. Skypeck
Vietnam Veteran

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This beautiful poem is inscribed on the black marble stone that is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Monument Park, Buffalo New York.  A photo of this monument may be found HERE.  Other photos of this memorial may be found in the Buffalo Reunion Photo Gallery.

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