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Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

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... And, because of their urgent (and, legitimate) need to reach for arms, in order to protect themselves from being murdered, abused, and raped - the "scatter-gun" method is taking some of us down with their "friendly fire." And, has it become necessary to place the concept of expediency over and above, exercising caution, and learning just who their enemy is - how he thinks, acts, hides, and where he is.

So, are some of us that have met our responsibilities as a man, and as a father, becoming stripped of our manhood and self-worth in this process - disappearing, becoming extinct?..."

- "Enemy Warfare and Tactics," - Larry Blakeley

This is one is still just sitting in my mind to write about - but, it seems that this is one theme that will never be able to be pinned down by me - it just seems to be a moving target - that is, trying to figure out where the common, ordinary American man fits in with the Ameican woman's idea of what we should be, what we should not be, and trying to resolve the contradictions presented to us with "who we want to be."

And, quite frankly - the common, ordinary American man has much more important issues of identity to deal with and resolve.

Updated Post Date: October 19, 2004 at 10:50 AM CDT; 1550 GMT

I still feel the same.

Re-Post Date: November 5, 2004 at 8:50 AM CST; 1450 GMT

Somewhere Out There ("The Bible" tells me so)

November 18, 2004 (envelope here http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/envelope_letter_lblakeley20041118.djvu)

Re: "Wondering If Maybe You've Overlooked Us"

Dearest God,

I realize You must be a very busy being, but I just hoping that when You get some time to go through Your mail; hopefully, this will be one of the many letters you read.

- "Dearest God: A Letter," Larry Blakeley, November 18, 2004

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