LTCOL 'BLUE' HODGKINSON MBE 1931-2012
2IC 5RAR 4 DECEMBER 1966 - 30 APRIL 1967
KOREA, BORNEO, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH VIETNAM.
If only I
could return to yesterday,
To be there and sit by your side;
Hold your hand and softly bid hooray.
If only I had spoken, old friend,
In those final hours before your end;
To thank you for much we did share.
All of us together, no matter where,
Sorrow, joy, hunger or breaking bread;
In those trials endured and strife we dared.
It's never too late and now's the time,
To tell the world of who and what you were;
A giant amongst men, dear brother of mine.
George Mansford August