YOUR-PAL's real name is Jim ~ I've been a member since November 16th, 2006...I started this account later.. Jim is 75 years old, is located in Kentucky / USA and has been a SingSnap member since January 3, 2007. He has a total of 69 public recordings that have been viewed 16,719 times.



I served in the U.S. Marines from 1963 ~ 1969...I was a Staff Sgt. I was in Vietnam three different times, last time there I was hit with shrapnel ending my career with the Marines, I recieved a Purple Heart.

I'm a member and Past Commander of The American Leigion, member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, a 32nd Degree Mason and member of The Kentucky Colonels. I also volunteered for The Northern Kentucky Honor Guard for a few years, they do the military funerals in our area.

Purple Heart ~ Mason ~ 32nd Degree Mason

Veterans of Foreign Wars ~ American Legion

Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

When I graduated from High School

in 1963...I enlisted with the Marines

"The Final Inspection"

The soldier stood and faced God

Which must always come to pass

He hoped his shoes were shining

Just as brightly as his brass

"Step forward now, you soldier

How shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek?

To My Church have you been true?

The soldier squared his shoulders and

said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't

Because those of us who carry guns

Can't always be a saint

I've had to work most Sundays

And at times my talk was tough

And sometimes i've been violent

Because the world is awfully rough

But, I never took a penny

That wasn't mine to keep...

Though I worked a lot of overtime

When the bills got just too steep

And I never passed a cry for help

Though at times I shook with fear

And sometimes, God forgive me

I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place

Among the people here

They never wanted me around

Except to calm their fears

If you've a place for me here, Lord

It needn't be so grand

I never expected or had too much

But if you don't, i'll understand

There was a silence all around the throne

Where the saints had often trod

As the soldier waited quietly

For the judgment of his God

"Step forward now, you soldier

You've borne your burdens well
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets

" You've done your time in Hell."

Lead Me Home...sung by Jamey Johnson

50,000 Names...sung by George Jones

This was mine and my husbands song
it came out not long after we met
so happy he sang this one with me!


My husband Jim passed away

May 1st 2011

~ Billy Sue ~

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