CAPTAIN ROGER H.C. DONLON

©2017 music and words by John R. Black, 42nd Street Music Seattle

There is a story told

A legend known afar

About Captain Donlon

In the Vietnam War

Born in Saugerties New York

In 1934

Eighth child of ten

Let me tell you more

Mothers name was Marian

Father known as Paul

Captain Donlon joined the Special Forces

Answered JFKs call

In the early morning

July of '64

The enemy came on

Knockin͛at the door

Donlon led his forces

For five hours long

While mortar rounds were raining

slowed the Viet Cong

The assault came on

A VC Battalion

Over 800 strong

Attacked Nam Dong

Oh Captain Donlon

God's grace flows your way

You fought for our freedom

In that war far away

You wear the Medal of Honor

The first in the war

Thank you for your service

America asks for no more

Under heavy fire

through the dark of night

Long waited daylight

Ended the fight

The enemy retreated

The assault over come

The battle was over

Special Forces had won

Master Sergeant Alamo

Sergeant Houston, too

W.O. Conway

Died for me and you

Oh Captain Donlon

God's grace flows your way

You fought for our freedom

In that war far away

You wear the Medal of Honor

The first in the war

Thank you for your service

America asks for no more

Oh Captain Donlon 

God͛s grace flows your way

You fought for our freedom

In that war far away

You wear the Medal of Honor

The first in the war

Thank you for your service

America asks for no more

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