Lester D Baroncini Jr
October 15, 2006
Killed in Samarra, Iraq, when two land mines detonated near their HMMWV.
|In Memory Of A Soldier...A Friend
Not everyone could understand all that you went through
Not everyone could understand the thought of actually loosing you
I remember you had said you were ready to do what you had to do
A chance to serve your country, to uphold the Red, the White, and the Blue
The day that we met you became my respected friend
I didnít want this to happen and I didnít want it to end
I remember how you wanted to go, to do what was right
Even though you would be so far from home, you wanted to be next to your friends and fight
You always had that true warrior soul inside
I also knew that you werenít about to stay behind
You were an amazing soldier, with all your values you stood tall
And for your country and its cause you have gave your all
So many things are taken for granted each and everyday
And with your life you had to pay
You gave the greatest sacrifice that anyone could give
And I know that you did this without regret so that others could happily live
My heart hurts so much and I cant help but cry
Thereís such an awful pain inside and all I can seem to ask is why?
I still to this day donít understand it all
Like why it was you that had to fall
I even catch myself asking God why and how
Why couldnít you be standing here now?
I wish that you were here so that we could all hold you tight
But at least in my dreams I will see you tonight
I wanted to tell you no matter how much we change and grow
You will always remain in our hearts because we love you so
We may not know or truly understand
But at least we know you are in that Promised Land
All theses tears may relieve the pain in our hearts
But at least this is where we will never part
We might still ask God why all this sadness and pain
But even God knows there will be sunshine after this rain
Even the hurt as he called you away
You must know that in our hearts you will always stay
I canít exactly find all the words left untold
That truly describe all this pain that I hold
Tears seem to flow like rivers from our reddened eyes
And my heart feels so dark like a gray stormy sky
Itís just so unbelievably hard to say goodbye
To such a wonderful friend that has died
Days seem filled with constant heartache and nights seem so full of unsleeping sorrow
It makes me think all the time, will it be like this tomorrow?
And with theses new tears swelling and falling from my eyes, I now stop to say a goodbye
We will meet again one day on high
For I know that death is never just the end
I know in my heart I will see you again
So goodbye for now...
My fellow soldier, a warrior, a hero, my Friend!
Lester buddy, I'm gonna miss you.
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