William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD

VD STATS – THE LIE – WHY?

CWM stats, in poster form state:
(a figure that is ripe for open debate)
it’s that half of the Battalion with VD was down
and of course their sources and research are sound.
Canadians wonder at, and should question why
the CWM would tell such a lie?

By showing this poster, they’ve brought themselves shame
are they trying to destroy the Canadian Army’s Good Name?
Do the civvies that run it really deplore
our Heroes who fought in the forgotten War?

Why display this damn poster? Why have they lied?
They’ve dishonoured the names of Canadians who died
take down this sad poster and then tell the true story
of the brave 30,000 who brought us honour and glory!

VD Stats – The Lie – Why?
VD Stats – The Lie – Why?

Author’s Note: In closing this poem I would like to offer a short prayer:

May our blessed Lord look down in favour on all those who served in the Korean War; may He give comfort to the families of those who gave their lives in the great quest for human freedom.

May God help the New Canadian War Museum Officials find the intestinal fortitude to tell the truth, to remove the VD poster, and to increase the size of the Korean War exhibits to show and include poster citations of the heroes who served with courage and pride in the Korean War?