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Catalog Number PAE00005
Title Soldier
Description Limited edition print signed by artist
Depicts two soldiers, with the poem entitled "Soldier" printed beneath
Framed with stamp
On stamp: "Vietnam Veterans Memorial USA 20 [cent symbol]"
On postmark: "Washington, D.C. Nov 10 1984 20066 -- First Day of Issue"
Poem text:
"I was that which others did not want to be
I went where others feared to go and did
what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave
nothing, and reluctantly accepted the
thought of eternal loneliness . . .
should I fail.
I have seen the face of terror; felt the
stinging cold of fear; and enjoyed the
sweet taste of a moment's love.
I have cried, pained, and hoped . . . but most
of all, I have lived times others would
say were best forgotten.
At least someday I will be able to say that
I was proud of what I was . . . a soldier."
"Copyright George L. Skypeck
All Rights Reserved"
Object Name Print
Artist George L. Skypeck
Collection Reflections Wall Exhibit
Search Terms Print
Subjects Combat