This site is dedicated to Harold R. Blunk
served in Vietnam.
HR Blunk USMC
ARTYFO ON FOXTROT RIDGE 28 MAY 68
BRAVO BATTERY 1/12 MARINES
FOX, GOLF, HOTEL
FEB 1968-NOV 1969
This site is also dedicated to all the men and women
have served and are serving our USA.
Rest Now My Soldiers
Rest now my soldiers.
You have done enough.
My heart cries for your sweet rest.
You have done enough.
Forever I will be in awe of you.
For what you have done,
is a sacrifice beyond belief.
No one could give more.
So rest, my sweet soldiers.
Know that you are loved.
then. May 1968
Harold's Nam 3
Harold's Nam 4
Never To Be Forgotten-John Winslow
KIA July 30, 1969
Harold's Silver Star
The Battle Of Foxtrot Ridge
(why he received the Silver
It all began in 1862 during the Civil War, when Union
Army Captain Robert
Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison's Landing in
Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow
strip of land.
During the night, Captain Ellicombe heard the moan of a
soldier who lay
mortally wounded on the field. Not knowing if it was a
Confederate soldier, the captain decided to risk his
life and bring the
stricken man back for medical attention. Crawling on
his stomach through
the gunfire, the captain reached the stricken soldier
and began pulling
him toward his encampment. When the captain finally
reached his own
lines, he discovered it was actually a confederate
soldier, but the
soldier was dead.
The captain lit a lantern. Suddenly, he caught his
breath and went numb
with shock. In the dim light, he saw the face of the
soldier. It was his
son. The boy had been studying music in the south when
the war broke out.
Without telling his father, he enlisted in the
Confederate Army. The
following morning, heartbroken, the father asked
permission of his
superiors to give his son a full military burial despite
his enemy status.
His request was partially granted. The captain had
asked if he could have
a group of Army band members play a funeral dirge for
the son at the
funeral. That request was turned down since the soldier
was a Confederate.
Out of respect for the father, they did say they could
give him only one
musician. The captain chose a bugler. He asked the
bugler to play a
series of musical notes he had found on a piece of paper
in the pocket of
his dead son's uniform. This wish was granted. This
music was the
haunting melody we now know as "Taps" that is used at
In case you are interested, these are the words to
Day is done,
Gone the sun,
From the lakes,
From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well.
God is nigh.
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