Monday, February 01, 2010

Medic!

I recently finished a book about the role of the Military Medic. It was well enough written, if a little partisan at times. It was called, aptly enough, 'Medic' and is by John Nicol, Tony Rennell and Eleo Gordon. I would commend it to you.

One of the soldiers detailed in its pages lost his life in the service of his country, and his daughter sang at the 25th Anniversary Memorial service. The song she chose was originally by Steeleye Span, great purveyors of folky-dolky, if you're that way inclined.

Anyway, I uncovered her performance on YouTube, that grand old repository of... well, everything really.

So, a propos of nothing, I include it here. I suggested to La Belle Fille she include it in her singling repertoire, but she suggested it might prove too sad. Or maybe she just didn't like it.

Anyway, I'm not particularly pro-war, but I am pro-soldier, and especially the combat medics, many of whom I trained with, and all of whom have great big brass ones, as far as I'm concerned.

And it's a damn fine song.


2 comments:

Chrysalis Angel said...

That was absolutely beautiful.

anji said...

that's definitely, a damn-fine song!