Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wars Remembered

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2008 at 6:26 PM

In 1991, Eric Hollenbeck, founder of the Blue Ox Millworks in Eureka, wrote a long poem about his experiences in the armed services during the Vietnam War titled Uncle Sam's Tour Guide to Southeast Asia . In this week's Short Stories section of the Journal , we visited Blue Ox Radio during their 11-hour Memorial Day radio program (organized by Brian Thomas, pictured above), which included Hollenbeck, local war veterans and service-aged young men reading excerpts from the poem. The following are the first and last section of Uncle Sam's Tour Guide to Southeast Asia read by the author:

Basic Training

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War Poem 15

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