Harry Gordo’s Last Mission
My brothers & sisters who answered our countries call. Our names and the distinguished units we served are recorded for all time in history. These are our pictures.
HARRY GORDO (TORREON, NM)
My heart is heavy, my emotions high,
Promise myself not to, but know I will cry,
Time stands still as I face the wall,
Bracing myself for an emotional fall,
Valiant men and women who fought
for a cause, Many who answer the
Bearing their souls on a black granite wall.
Knowing I had two names I would find
among the thousands as I scan the lines
Aunts, uncles, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, friends and lovers,
Relived by memories of thousands of others,
As I walked away, my head held high, my heart filled with pride,
Such a magnificent tribute for those who died.
Touching the names so dearly loved,
Showed no shame,
Names became faces,
No question to loss or gain,
When all is said and my life comes to an end
We will unite and be forever friends.
By RJH US Army, 1969
GOODBYE HARRY (THANK YOU!)
Harry completed his last mission on this earth and went to be with Lord this week. His funeral was held on Friday August 23, 2013. Harry’s friend Pastor Paul Skiles officiated and shared his many memories of Harry’s life. The ceremonies were conducted at the French Funeral Chapel near UNM (Albuquerque, NM). Intournament followed and was at the Veterans National Cemetery (Santa Fe, NM). Harry’s family, friends and fellow veterans were in attendance.
Two Dragon Mountain Gunslingers attended the ceremony, both of us served at Dragon Mountain (AO) and at Camp Enari.
(First from the left:
three man statue:
Dragon Mountain Gunslingers.