by Cpl. Robert Lin Cook
Jan 1942–Sep 1945

I been told the VA
didn’t do right by us vets
but I got to tell ’ya,
I ain’t seen that yet.
They took me in for treatment,
the best that I could get.

When it comes to blood tests
they are really on the ball,
they line you up
and squeeze you off
be you big or small.

You can get your meds
at a cheaper price,
just call ’em in
on the phone,
it really is quite nice.

And they are only
a few miles away,
I can get there easy,
and never spend a day.

I cannot say a bad thing
about this helpful place,
for me they are a blessing,
I’d say they are an ace.

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The author: Robert Lin Cook served with Regimental Weapons Co. (2d-2d) from 1942–44, at Guadalcanal and Tarawa during a 33-month overseas tour.

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