Sgt. Kenneth G. Bruns ~ Wentzville, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 47.743 W 090° 51.221
15S E 686396 N 4296295
Quick Description: Going by his middle name, Gary, he was a member of VFW Post #5327 and a member of the Marine Corps League. As a L/Cpl in Vietnam he wrote the poem "Chu-Lai".
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2015 8:02:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMNZ9Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 4

Long Description:

County of Memorial: Saint Charles County.
Location of Memorial: S. Church St. (MO-Z), VFW Post #5327 grounds, S. of Wentzville.

Marker Text:

KENNETH GARY
BRUNS
Aug. 30, 1945
May 10, 1994
SGT. U.S.M.C.


"Chu - Lai"
Down in Chu-Lai Village
South Vietnam is the spot
Where we are doomed to serve,
In the land that God forgot,
With the VC and mosquitoes
Down where the men got blue;
Right in the middle of nowhere
Thousands of miles from you.
We shiver, we shake, we sweat,
It's more than a man can stand,
We're not a bunch of convicts
Just defenders of our land.
Spending your time in Vietnam
Saving our measly pay,
Guarding people with millions
For just a few cents a day.
So when we get to heaven
St. Peter we will tell,
"We're the boys from Vietnam,
We've served our time in Hell."

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