His clothes are not in camouflage, no helmet's there to see
He wasn't trained in combat boots to kill the enemy
His heart is not protected by the medals that he's earned
No shiny bars or stripes are worn to prove what he has learned
When passing his superiors, saluting's not required
He didn't take a Sacred Oath the day that he was hired
He doesn't fight on foreign soil where Wars have taken place
He never uses weapons that destroy our human race
Yet he still fights a "Silent War" that many never see
It's not like other Wars because there's just one enemy
It's taking place right here at home within the USA
A War that just continues on and never goes away
This man defends the Soldiers who have kept this Country free
They've lost their health and so much more but not their dignity
He takes a stand for every right the Soldier's been denied
The enemy he has to face are those who simply lied
The people they were told to trust, now cause the agony
A Government that will not take responsibility
So now they have no more to give and that's when he steps in
The Soldier living in his heart will rise up once again
How brave he is to fight a cause, so many just ignore
Yes, he's the bravest Soldier that I've never met before
Each person that he represents is glad he's on their side
But if they lose, at least they know how hard he really tried
He doesn't do it for the fame, as Politicians do
This Soldier in a three-piece suit does all of it for you
He'll fight for Truth and Justice like no Soldier has before
He may not win each battle but he'll win "The Silent War"
© By: Freda H. Babinski 1-18-02
I dedicate this to Len Selfon of "Vietnam Veterans of America" who not only has been our Attorney but a very dear friend. "Len, my husband and I will always be grateful for everything you've done for us. You will forever be in our prayers and remember that God always rewards those who are honest.
We Love You and God Bless"
Freda, Lyle and the Babies!