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Happy! - April 28

Abby Sale 28 Apr 05 - 09:16 AM
Pete Peterson 28 Apr 05 - 10:56 AM
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Subject: Happy! - April 28
From: Abby Sale
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 09:16 AM

                            Happy Birthday!

                      Private Rodger W. Young

                           Born 4/28/1918
Died 7/31/1943 on the island of New Georgia, Solomons, South Pacific, while singlehandedly attacking and destroying an enemy machine-gun pillbox. His bold and gallant action in the face of overwhelming odds enabled his teammates to escape without loss; he was awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor.

        Shines the name---Rodger Young!
        Fought and died for the men he marched among.
        To the everlasting glory of the Infantry
        Lives the story of Private Rodger Young.

                "The Ballad of Rodger Young" by Frank Loesser [citation at WW II MoH Recipients]

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved

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Subject: RE: Happy! - April 28
From: Pete Peterson
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 10:56 AM

Any (other) Heinlein fans in Mudcat? In the early chapters of Starship Troopers, this is one of the songs mentioned; for years I thought it was one he had made up (like some of Rhysling's titles) till I met an Army veteran who knew the chorus.
Frank Loesser sure does get around, doesn't he? he also wrote "Baby It's Cold Outside"

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