One fought on the beaches of Normandy
He came in the first wave at Omaha
I'll never know what he saw that day,
because he died before I was old enough
One fought in Northern Africa and in Sicily.
I have a few stories about his time
How he saw a friend on the field once,
but couldn't talk.
Both died years later
after seeing the horrors of war
after losing comrades
afterwards, but never