Pham Thi Ty March 13, 1971
Cu Chi, South Vietnam
I’m a Veteran of the Vietnam War,
you’ve often heard me speak of the Horror!
I’ll tell you of a someone I met in a Village called Cu Chi,
She was young and beautiful and attracted to Me!
We took time to get to know one Another,
and we became more than just Lovers!
I spent every moment with her I had in the Rear,
each time I returned to the Field there were many Tears!
Off and on we had a year with each Other,
we planned a life for us be Together!
I secretly married her at a Buddhist Temple in Cu Chi,
she later became pregnant with a child for Me!
I was excited and afraid at the same Time,
I was spending more time out on the Line!
I loved Ty with all of my Heart,
and we couldn’t stand to be Apart!
I received orders one cold day in Hell,
in my life all was not Well!
The Army was pulling us out of the “Nam”,
and I was going Home!
I did all that I could to bring her Back,
but the proper Documents she Lacked!
Then came without notice that miserable Day,
the Army put us in Duce and a Halves and whisked us Away!
I had made it through the Hell they called Vietnam,
but without Ty I didn’t want to go On!
I’ve never seen my beautiful Love Again,
because of that the Army I’ve often Condemned!
Sgt Duke Sherman
G-Troop, 2/11 ACR
Black Horse Soldier