of Joyce Kilmer
by Brian Pohanka - July 26, 2000
is a photo I took of the gravesite of Joyce
Kilmer] in the American Cemetery at Oise-Aisne. [Kilmer]
wrote this fine poem [Rouge
Bouquet] I send here the link thereto.
He served as Sergeant in the 165th US Infantry -- the
former 69th NY -- the famous Irish-
We were alone among the thousands of crosses. I placed
the flag of our country and the green flag of Ireland
on his grave and read this poem. As I did so, the bell
in the chapel started tolling....
by Brian Pohanka