103d Infantry Division
Signal Company

[Crossed signal flags]

103d Signal Company History

103d Signal Company Men
(Where Are They Now?)

A Reminder : At This Time, We Are Losing 1,100 World War II Veterans Per Day.

The following was sent to me by Paul D. Henson, 103d Signal Company.

(A Soldier Died Today)

He was growing old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast

And he sat around the Legion
Telling stories of his past

Of a war that he had fought in
The deeds that he had done

The exploits with his buddies
They were heros every one

And tho sometimes to his neighbors
His stories were a joke

All his Legion buddies listened
They knew whereof he spoke

But we will hears his tales no longer
For old Bill has passed away

And the worlds a little poorer
For a soldier died today

He was just a common soldier
And his ranks are getting thin

But his presence should remind us
We may need his like again

When Countries are in conflict
Then we find the soldiers part

Is to clean up all the troubles
That others often start

If we did not give him honor
When he could hear the praise

Then at least lets pay him homage
At the ending of his days

Perhaps, a simple notice
In the paper that would say

Our country is in mourning
Cause a Soldier passed away.

                 by A. Lawrence Vaincourt

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