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“The Eagle Cried” Written and recorded by US Army Major J Billington. This song was written in honor of the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans, who did not receive the hero’s welcome that they deserved when they came home from the fight. This song was written for and performed at the 13th Combat Aviation Battalion Reunion at Fort Rucker, Alabama, held on May 15, 2010. To the Vietnam veterans that may find and watch this video, please accept my humble “Thank you for your service, and welcome home!” J Billington May 19, 2010
As you listen to the words in the song, remember it was people like these who were largely responsible for the way Vietnam Veterans were treated
They waited decades so they could see the Vietnam Memorial Wall Closed to Veterans on Memorial Day for this………..