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song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

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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

For a larger image click on the photograph.

"'You're not supposed to fire warning shots, but we did,' Carl said. 'And still some people wouldn't stop.' He went on, 'A couple of times-more than a couple-it was women and children in the car. I don't know why they didn't stop.' Carl's squad didn't tow away the cars containing dead people. 'You can't go near it,' he said. 'It might be full of explosives. You just leave it.' He and his men would remain at their posts alongside the carnage. 'Nothing else you can do,' he said."

- "The Price of Valor," Dan Baum, The New Yorker Issue of 2004-07-12 and 19 Posted 2004-07-05, September 12, 2004.

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