Colin Kelly

America’s First Hero in World War II Colin Kelly – – – – – – – – Class of 1937

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Kelly

http://www.airartnw.com/colinkellylegend.htm

 

Nominated for the Medal of Honor Colin Kelly received the Distingushed Service Cross

There’s a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere

Words and Music by Paul Roberts and Shelby Darnell.
©1942 by MCA Music, A division of MCA, Inc.


There’s a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere
In a distant land so many miles away.
Only Uncle Sam’s great heroes get to go there
Where I wish that I could also live some day.
I’d see Lincoln, Custer, Washington and Perry,
And Nathan Hale and Colin Kelly, too.
There’s a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
Waving o’er the land of heroes brave and true.

In this war with its mad schemes of destruction
Of our country fair and our sweet liberty,
By the mad dictators, leaders of corruption,
Can’t the U. S. use a mountain boy like me?
God gave me the right to be a free American,
And for that precious right I’d gladly die.
There’s a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
That is where I want to live when I die.

Though I realize I’m crippled, that is true, sir,
Please don’t judge my courage by my twisted leg.
Let me show my Uncle Sam what I can do, sir,
Let me help to bring the Axis down a peg.
If I do some great deed I will be a hero,
And a hero brave is what I want to be.
There’s a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
In that heaven there should be a place for me.

Read more: https://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/theres-a-star-spangled-banner-waving-somewhere.html#ixzz5aQwTXpmJ
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Editor’s Note Kelly’s Son – also Colin Graduated in the mid 60’s. He like his Father was an athlete and at some point a page will be prepared for him. For now he is 3rd from right, 1st row

3 Comments

  1. Doris J Slater
    Posted November 24, 2018 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    I wish I could remember the song that mentioned Colin Kelly, but I was 6 years old when the war started.

  2. forwhattheygave
    Posted December 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    There’s a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
    Words and Music by Paul Roberts and Shelby Darnell.
    ©1942 by MCA Music, A division of MCA, Inc.

    There’s a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere
    In a distant land so many miles away.
    Only Uncle Sam’s great heroes get to go there
    Where I wish that I could also live some day.
    I’d see Lincoln, Custer, Washington and Perry,
    And Nathan Hale and Colin Kelly, too.
    There’s a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
    Waving o’er the land of heroes brave and true.

    In this war with its mad schemes of destruction
    Of our country fair and our sweet liberty,
    By the mad dictators, leaders of corruption,
    Can’t the U. S. use a mountain boy like me?
    God gave me the right to be a free American,
    And for that precious right I’d gladly die.
    There’s a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
    That is where I want to live when I die.

    Though I realize I’m crippled, that is true, sir,
    Please don’t judge my courage by my twisted leg.
    Let me show my Uncle Sam what I can do, sir,
    Let me help to bring the Axis down a peg.
    If I do some great deed I will be a hero,
    And a hero brave is what I want to be.
    There’s a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
    In that heaven there should be a place for me.

  3. forwhattheygave
    Posted December 22, 2018 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    There’s a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
    Words and Music by Paul Roberts and Shelby Darnell.
    ©1942 by MCA Music, A division of MCA, Inc.

    There’s a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere
    In a distant land so many miles away.
    Only Uncle Sam’s great heroes get to go there
    Where I wish that I could also live some day.
    I’d see Lincoln, Custer, Washington and Perry,
    And Nathan Hale and Colin Kelly, too.
    There’s a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
    Waving o’er the land of heroes brave and true.

    In this war with its mad schemes of destruction
    Of our country fair and our sweet liberty,
    By the mad dictators, leaders of corruption,
    Can’t the U. S. use a mountain boy like me?
    God gave me the right to be a free American,
    And for that precious right I’d gladly die.
    There’s a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
    That is where I want to live when I die.

    Though I realize I’m crippled, that is true, sir,
    Please don’t judge my courage by my twisted leg.
    Let me show my Uncle Sam what I can do, sir,
    Let me help to bring the Axis down a peg.
    If I do some great deed I will be a hero,
    And a hero brave is what I want to be.
    There’s a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
    In that heaven there should be a place for me.

    Read more: https://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/theres-a-star-spangled-banner-waving-somewhere.html#ixzz5aQwTXpmJ
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