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Adger Pace Jeffers
United States of America
World War II
Adger Pace Jeffers served in the United States Navy and was on board ship at Pearl Harbor when the bombing occurred. This was my Daddy and he passed away as a result of developing an enlarged heart while serving his country. He was 36 years old when he left us. I barely got to know him but I loved him dearly. He gave his all serving his country.
FINAL GOODBYESilence filled the air as I stared straight aheadAt the sound of the bugle tears I began to shedThis was the final goodbye to a son I loved so trueNow resting in front of me covered in red, white and blueA lump in my throat silence fell againThe next thing I heard was the final rifle saluteCarefully folding the flag placing it in trembling handsIn front of us stood soldiers proudly following commandsSlowly lowering my head I recalled that special dayMy son walked up to me and said Dad I’m going awayWe talked a long time and he told me his plansMy little boy grew up now a strong young manHe said Dad when you were young you went off to warYou came back a hero flying planes where eagles soarI thought about the times I watched him as a childPlaying toy soldiers their war seemed so mildHe marched with such pride I couldn’t help but smileIf we could only talk today for just a little whileStationed far away we talked whenever we couldHe said he was doing fine and asked if things were goodThe last time we spoke I recall something special he saidDad today we were ambushed, soldiers were hurt, some are deadWe did our job today and then he proudly saidI reported back to command Mission Accomplished SirNot so long ago a soldier he wanted to beMy son gave his all fighting for you and meNo fear in his voice he said Dad I want to be like youThis is the Final Goodbye to a son I loved so true
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