Treasure Island

Bill Grace


Tribute - Fae M. Adams, M.D. - 8


Once they dug me out of hideing
She was my ultimate boss.
The first woman doctor to hold
A regular commission in the Army,
I asked once if she had treated
Any of the World War II Greats.
A gracious commander she answered:
'No, but I treated their wives.'
The quote best remembered
Had a living fire from that era.
'I knew some tremendous men.'
Her words simple and direct.
The tone told of suffering at which I could only guess
And willing sacrifice.
I asked no further questions of the good Colonel.
As I proceeded to help pay off
The very bad purchase of Viet Nam
On the installment plan.

Submitted: Friday, June 17, 2005
Edited: Friday, June 17, 2005
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