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(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

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A listing and access link to all:
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.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

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.

"Tell me General McPeak - why?  Why did it take so long for the Pacific command to realize that after they pulled the F-104's off escort and put them to strafing that their pilot's were sitting ducks?  Tell me why my father's squadron commander, Arriaga returned my grandmother's letter with "Return to Sender - Deceased?"  Tell me why General McPeak you expect us to know the truth and still be patriotic?  Why General McPeak did your commander General Horner - standing next to my father in the book, "Every Man a Tiger" devote 2 pages to those of us "left behind" - the women and children.  Tell me this too, General McPeak - why did my father and his widow and children have to live on a Captains's salary when his promotion was effective in December, 1964.  Tell me why, General?  Tell me your answer to these questions.  I don't see you on my father's "Bearer" list in front of me, but I see Capt. George Carey and Col. Ed McNeff from the fighter school at Luke AFB, Arizona.  And, Brigadier General Darryl Cramer is saluting during the missing man formation flyover - all of these men you know.  Tell me why, General McPeak you believe John Kerry deserves a Silver Star so that I can tell that to my mother, and my children - so that they can pass your words down to their children - until nobody remembers what the story was anymore.  Or, even cares - like today."

- "Tell me, why? General McPeak," Larry Blakeley, August 20, 2004.

Directory: http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/

File Name: tell_me_why

Post Date: August 21, 2004 at 9:25 AM CDT; 1425 GMT