The Promise Kept
Their son was only two weeks old; their daughter's years were three
Copyright 2001 by Bruce Obermeyer. All rights reserved.
"This poem was written in dedication to the many veterans of combat who return to peaceful places but bring the battleground home with them in the deepest recesses of their minds and spirits, to be relived in flashbacks as part of a post trauma syndrome. It was written after a vet Curly was working with came to a counseling session covered in road stains. He had crawled under his truck in the midst of a flashback triggered by a moist, evening wind through the palm trees."
THE THUNDER IN THE HILLS
by CURLY MUSGRAVE
Critics and colleagues had dubbed Curly, "....one of the best voices to come down the trail in a long, long time"...."one of the most innovative and influential singer/songwriters in Western music"....and Rusty Richards, long time member of the Sons Of The Pioneers, "....perhaps the finest Western writer since Bob Nolan." Unfortunately there will no longer be any more music from my beloved husband. Curly Jim passed away from a cancerous brain tumor on December 13, 2009, but HIS MUSIC CAN LIVE ON! This CD "Father to Father" is a compilation of all of Curly's inspirational songs. The title song "Father to Father" is a song of gratitude to our Heavenly Father and His gift of His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Curly always said, "....I just held the pen and the words came as a gift from my Heavenly Father." Please enjoy this compilation CD of Curly's inspirational songs. -- Kathi Musgrave
JOSH OBERMEYER PHOTOGRAPHY
Where My Camera Portaits Beauty Through My God Given Talent
Text in Vietnamese from stateside Vietnamese publication, but photos need no explanation.
Sender of these photos went on nearly 100 MEDCAPs during three years in-country. Helped a lot of people. Saved an old woman's scalded foot. Saved a young girl's face from insidious fungus infection. Saved a little kid's life when he was burning up from runaway fever. Not once, ever, did a member of any media come along or express any interest in doing so.
The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry is awarded to all military personnel of all branches who served in-country Vietnam between 1 March 1961 and 28 March 1973 and to U.S. Army Vietnam and its subordinate units for the period 20 July 1965 to 28 March 1973, regardless of DD-214 notation. The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry is the equivalent of the French Croix de Guerre.
The Army of South Vietnam awarded the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry to both individuals and units. When awarded to individuals, it was awarded with Silver Star (the equivalent to the US Army Silver Star) or with Bronze Star (equivalent to the US Bronze Star). Department of the Army General Order for the award is DA GO 43, 1970.
According to the Department of the Army General Order DA GO 8 1974, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm was awarded to Headquarters U. S. Military Assistance Command (MACV) and all its subordinate units during the period 8 FEB 1962 to 28 MAR 1973. All military personnel who were assigned to units serving in-country Vietnam during this period were considered assigned to MACV and its subordinate units, regardless of service or component.
|From Broomstick Mounts to Rocking Chairs
In retrospect, I must admit, I've lived a life unique;
sat on a Civil War vet's lap, and went to war most bleak.
In baseball I could pitch and catch and hit a long home run;
in football I could "take it home"; in golf made hole in one!
I've helped to put men on the moon, flown past the speed of sound;
I've even helped to engineer the best machines around.
I've watched the world around me change, some changes good, some bad;
been blessed with opportunities so very few have had.
I didn't do the best with each, I squandered most you'd say;
I always thought I'd have the chance to make it up some day.
But some day never seemed to come, or maybe it went by
while I was busy looking down instead of at the sky.
Now, those accomplishments are dust, I'm past my peak it seems;
I don't still have those visions of the future, just daydreams.
I don't regret the way I've lived, I do have one request:
When I'm too old to ride the wind, please face my rocker West.
Copyright 2012 by Bruce Obermeyer. All rights reserved.