The Platoon Commanders - Poem

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The Platoon Commanders poem by Alastair MacKenzie 'WM'

Poem from Vietnam 1970–1971.

In the ‘Dat’ on the Mess Hall floor
With two friends by my side.
John was killed during ‘our’ Vietnam war,
And Ian chose when to die

Lt John Ramsey Winton RNZIR
Maj Ian Ross Glendenning RNZIR


Alastair MacKenzie 'WM'

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