combat writing badge C O M B A T
the Literary Expression of Battlefield Touchstones
ISSN 1542-1546 Volume 02 Number 03 Summer ©Jul 2004

Creating Heroes
for Sergeant Herbert Hodge

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he
Proverbs 23:7 Bible

by Jude Roy
... who is a U.S. Navy veteran and former Veterans Administration employee, now teaching college in Madisonville, Kentucky; with works previously published in The Southern Review, Prism International, National Public Radio's The Sound of Writing, and elsewhere. This poem is based upon a colleague with whom Dr Roy worked at their VA office in Boston.