Charles J. Ingerson


USS Cony
USS Cony
Several thousand ships
how many unknown names
into the ocean slips
unheard valor’s claims?

Each a story to tell
many similar to hear
war and anger befell
widows shedding a tear.

Sailing away from home
fighting for a nation free
sometimes ever so alone
but never from an enemy flee.

WWII, Korea, Vietnam
Cuban Missile crisis too
the USS Cony Gilead’s balm
protecting her valuable crew

Thank you for service done
heroes like most unsung
precious the moments won
hearing your ship’s bell rung.