Bury Me With Soldiers
I've played a lot of roles in life; I've met a lot of men,
I've done a lot of things I'd like to think I wouldn't do again.
And though I'm young, I'm old enough to know someday I'll die.
And to think about what lies beyond, Beside whom i would lie.
Perhaps it doesn't matter much; Still if I had my choice,
I'd want a grave 'mongst Soldiers when at least death quells my voice.
I'm sick of the hypocrisy of lectures of the wise.
I'll take the man, with all the flaws, who goes, though scared, and dies.
The troops I knew were commonplace they didn't want the war;
They fought because their fathers and Their fathers had before.
They cursed and killed and wept...God knows they're easy to deride...
But bury me with men like these; They faced guns and died.
It's funny when you think of it, the way we got along.
We'd come from different worlds to live in one where no one belongs.
I didn't even like them all; I'm sure they'd all agree.
Yet I would give my life for them, I know some did for me...
So bury me with soldiers, please, though much maligned they be.
Yes, bury me with soldiers, for I miss their company.
We'll not soon see their likes again; We've had our fill of war.
But bury me with men like them Till someone else does more.
Married Cynthia (Banks) Jones on November 22nd of 1980 in Eureka, California.
1st son, Michael Jones, born on May 30th, 1981 in Anchorage, Alaska.
Had 2nd son, Kelly Jones, May 5th, 1982 in Anchorage, Alaska.
2nd daughter, Rebecca Jones, born April 13th, 1987 in Portland, Oregon.
3rd and last daughter born March 27th, 1989 in Portland, Oregon.
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