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MEMORIES OF THE 509

 


A poem by Lyman Amsden on his days in the Navy.

Some things are kept forever by the crew of the 509.

Shore patrol at French Martinique

The bars of Fall River, Mass

Scolley Square in Boston

Bourbon Street in Orleans

Snow up to your ass in Adak

Scraping paint in Manicani, Pl

Steaming past the Statue of Liberty

Shrimp boats at Key West

The rum factory at Havana, Cuba

The natives of Trinidad

Shoe shines of Panama City

Sidewalk vendors in Cuidad

Firing at goats on San Clemente

or at targets off old San Juan

Watching the shoreline recede at Frisco is not the same as leaving Tacloban.

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