Terry D. Sutherland


Signaling by semaphore
The red, white and blue
Seven cruisers, maybe more
A battleship and crew

A carrier pushes into Asian seas
Launching Phantoms to their mark
Some flying at the tops of trees
Some dropping ordinance at dark

It’s all in a day at war
Flying missions in support
Tired pilots fly so far
Resting in a foreign port

Dodging SAMS and ADA
Gambling lives in long flight
Hoping for the end some day
As they take off in the night