Kerry “Doc” Pardue
OUR NURSE, ANN GAIL
You were there to mend our hurts;
You kept our spirits high,
Our hearts warm, and our tummies full.
You knew when we needed a hug
Or an encouraging word;
You gave each of us a special smile;
You laughed and you cried with us;
Your honesty, courage and enthusiasm inspired us;
Your caring and friendship for us were your greatest gifts.
You are admired and respected,
And you will be deeply missed.
With all our love;
The non-commissioned officers of
The Arizona Military Academy
©Copyright July 31, 1987 by Kerry “Doc” Pardue
My Most Cherished Poem:
Kerry, each time I read this a sense of bonding we all shared floods through me. Those years will always be the most special of any of my military career. Never have I felt such satisfaction and unconditional friendship in a work place, as I did while serving with “My Non-commissioned Officer.” Thanks again for the lessons learned and the special memories. My prayers will be with you during and following your surgery.
Will talk with you later;
July 9, 2007