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War.


That was my distant past.


I have gone through it.


Gambling life or death.


The Vietnam War, that was my war.


But, I wasn’t just a name on a wall.


Freedom, that’s what I was fighting for.


I was a soldier.


I gambled for freedom.


But, it wasn’t an easy journey.


I risked my life every day for this country that


we call the USA.


Until I was shot in the shoulder trying to save one of my friends.


Though, he still got shot in the head and, died instantly.


I went to the hospital and received a Purple Heart.


I am not going back.


I purchased freedom from a seller of fate and,


fate took hold of my friend with it’s cold hand.


You know the saying “Freedom ain’t free.”


That is true.


I am a buyer of freedom.


I am a veteran.



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