(In Honor of Dale Rickards, a true 1st Cav Horse Soldier 1921-2009)
A Cavalry Soldier passed on the Stetson and Sword today.
Boots at rest...taps echoed once again.
Flagpoles stand at half; the banner flies stoutly with the wind.
A Cavalry Soldier stepped off a “Winged Horse” today.
Troopers stand with heels pressed taut...adorned with glazed eyes.
Flattened hands pushed temple tight, for one’s last combat flight.
A Cavalry Soldier died today, with honor forged on infinity’s wall.
Long vanished Cavaliers proudly join the final charge,
So Remembrance could speak the name...for eternity’s present roll-call.
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