I received the following poem from Read on WNC member, Charles Fletcher. I call it a poem, and I added line breaks in a couple of places.
Remembering back - 1944
As I walk thru the many white crosses with dog tags attached
I will always think of two of those crosses.
One had the name Winston Pace. A close buddy I run around with while we were growing up.
The other, Gamer Scott. A good friend I went to Beaverdam School with in Canton.
These two crosses stood out above all of the thousand plus I saw,
These two close friends that grew up with me in the mountains of Western North Carolina,
I have never forgot thru the many years as I reach the age of 90.
Thanks, Winston, thanks Gomer, you paid a price for the freedom I enjoy.