Sgt Franklin Earl Carter Cole

Sgt Franklin Earl Carter Cole

Birth
Horry County, South Carolina, USA
Death 10 Jun 2018 (aged 68)
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 111227831 · View Source
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Married to Frances Fay Josie Kilgore, daughter of Wilson Roy Kilgore and Stella Mae Searcy Kilgore. Preceded in death by son Travis Jeffrey Cole Born 25 Feb 1980 and died 16 August 2006. 39704515

Frank Served in Vietnam 1968-1969 with Company B, 1st BN, 69th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.

Bury me with Soldiers
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I've played a lot of roles in life;
I've met a lot of men.
I've done some things I'd like to think
I wouldn't do again.
And though I'm young, I'm old enough
To know some day I'll die,
And to think about what lies beyond,
Besides whom I would lie.
Perhaps it doesn't matter much;
Still, if I had my choice,
I'd want a grave 'mongst soldiers when
At last death quells my voice.
I'm sick of the hypocrisy
Of lectures of the wise.
I'll take the man, with all the flaws,
Who goes, though scared, and dies.
~
The troops I knew were commonplace
They didn't want the war;
They fought because their fathers and
Their fathers had before.
They cursed and killed and wept---
God knows
They're easy to deride--
But bury me with men like these;
They faced the guns and died.
~
It's funny when you think of it,
The way we got along.
We'd come from different worlds
To live in one no one belongs.
I didn't even like them all;
I'm sure they'd all agree.
Yet I would give my life for them,
I know some did for me.
So bury me with soldiers, please,
Though much maligned they be.
Yes, bury me with soldiers, for
I miss their company.
We'll not soon see their likes again;
We've had our fill of war.
But bury me with men like them
Till someone else does more.

SSG Charlie Fink 199th Light Infantry Bde




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  • Created by: Franklin Cole
  • Added: 26 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111227831
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Franklin Earl Carter Cole (4 May 1950–10 Jun 2018), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111227831, citing Fort Hill Cemetery, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Franklin Cole (contributor 47731452) .