SAR BY ANON

Submitted by Jack Overath

This poem was written back in the late 60's or early 70's (between 68 and 71 as I recall). I also believe that is was somewhat controversial at that time. I don't know all the details but I think it was actually published in the Governor's Island Gazette. The issue it was in was recalled and another item substituted for it.

 

WE SEARCH THE WORLD SO LET US KNOW,

2182 ON YOUR RADIO.

 

IF FROM FRIENDS AND RELATIVES YOU HAVE NO NEWS,

WE HAVE C-130'S WITH AUGMENTED CREWS.

 

IF THE MISSING CRAFT CAN'T GO FAR,

WE'LL CALL IT THIRD DISTRICT SAR.

 

BUT IF TO BERMUDA YOUR HUSBAND GOES,

COMEASTAREA MUST BE ON ITS TOES.

 

IF YOU HURT OR YOUR CREW IS SICK,

WE'LL ASK AMVER FOR A DOCPIC.

 

WHEN YOU'VE GIVEN UP HOPE AND ALL IS LOST,

OUR MOTTO IS, "SEND THE AID, DON'T SPARE THE COST."

 

IF FAR FROM SHORE A DISTRESSED CRAFT BE,

WE'LL TELL BROOKLYN TO LAUNCH AN H3.

 

BUT IF A SMALLER PLANE WILL DO,

WE'LL SEND THAT RAMP ROACH CALLED H52.

 

Some of your readers may know more about this. The RCC crew of that era, "Big Al", "Clean Gene", "Fat Jack", "Don Lee", "Tricky Dick", "Rainwater", "Bob the Cop", and/or others would probably remember more than I.

 

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