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That must have been a real nice deployment, I would've loved it. I was in USAF 67-71, Lackland, Texas, Travis afb, SF. Calif,  Thailand. You know I came across this article and I think this guy was a real hero, check it out see what you think.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hugh_Thompson_Jr.&fbclid=IwAR2wJVPH4jmxrs19Md5cfio7t0ayEW...

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@ripvanwinkle96: Nice Add. The members of America were all Air Force Brats. They went to USAF Central High School in Bushey, Hertfordshire, UK. Class of 1970. A friend of mine was two years behind them at the same school. She remembers watching them sit in the school's grassy areas, playing their guitars.
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"The Tin Man" * America

Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man That he didn't, didn't already have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI5HjciMODc

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"Geordie" by Custer Larue.

 

No, not La Forge. A Scottish song whose heroine is Geordie's wife, who rides to Edinburgh to rescue him after he is falsely accused of murder. An amazing song by an amazing singer. I suspect a lot of you who view this will not have heard it. Give it a listen:  https://youtu.be/DnUVL4A6u_s

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"He Walks Like A Man" * Jody Miller

Bigger hit in Australia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xbsBjH4EM

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Streets of London - Ralph McTell 

 

Have you seen the old man outside the seaman's mission
Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears
And in the winter city, the rain cries a little pity
For one more forgotten hero, and a World that doesn't care

"The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off." - Gloria Steinem
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You're My Everything: Temptations (she is his hero-heroine).

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Joey and Me - The Strawbs. A good companion as a hero.  https://youtu.be/VLW0aoiCtH0

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Here are some more by Waylon Jennings:

 

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?

 A Long Time Ago (About himself, yes, but a world weary view.)

 

And Willie Nelson:

 

Me and Paul (about Tom Paul "Tompall" Glaser. Waylon did this one, too)

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The Ballad of Ira Hayes - Johnny Cash. A member of the Apache Nation, he was one of the men who raised the American Flag at Iwo Jima. Sadly, this song is about what happened to him after that.

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