Comments on "A Million Miles Away from Home"

Name:Susan Molthen
Comments:Lovely song. I didn't serve actively in the military, but I did serve as a reservist for over 22 years; visited both ground zeros in Japan along with its graphic museums, saw the many downed aircraft of WWII and Vietnam in my travels, was spat on at PanMunJom in Korea, heard the many stories of my fellow shipmates and soldiers while on base, and much more... I believe your song was a gift from your heart... And it helps us to reflect upon a time when we were part of another war much like our fathers and mothers experienced in their times. Thank you for your gift. And a special gift at that. 4 July 2006 16:38:01 (EST)

Name:Steve Hays
Comments:Bob, I noticed the link to your song in the Outlook and just finished listening to it. It's really quite wonderful. I want to thank you for creating something so decent and humane. This is the sort of thing that helps us remember who we are and what matters. I've sent links to my kids, who will also be blessed by listening to it. Thanks again. 7 June 2006 10:38:25 -0400 (EST)

Name:Sue Kane
Comments:A lovely song.... Coming from a long line of soldiers, having grown up in the sixties and seventies, knowing of the fears that the boy for me - and then later - my baby brother might be sent off to war, far away, now living so close to Ypres [Belgium] and having heard that bugle call as the sun set- even now- I hear your song as an eternal lament, not a here and now political statement. 6 May 2006 14:09:43 (GMT Time)

Name:Alan Canfield
Comments:I did the Vietnam thing ... two tours with the USMC ... I did the liberal thing in the 70's ... did the conservative thing in the 80's ... did the independent thing in the 90's ... did the insane asylum thing in 00's. I find no joy in argument ... and less joy when I am unable to speak my piece. Bob's song ... if one takes the time to download and then listen too ... is heartfelt and sincere. Thank you Bob. 24 April 2006 13:16:19 (GMT Time)

Name:Patricia Hight
Comments:I care & I get angry & sad when I realize how many people do not even think about our situation. I am an Army Brat & proud of it. I recently realize the our Dad's were not the only ones who served our country. So did all the wives & children! My Dad is now 86 1/2, served in wars & for 30 years total in the Army. God willing, we will all be together for his 94th Division reunion in June. Of my four children, two have served. Thank God, my son recently finished his term. He was in a prepositioning force that was sent 3 weeks before we bombed. My daughter will next year be a physicians Assistant for they Army. She will be deployed. I am VERY proud of them! I wish for a world where all people honor & respect all of God's children. This is the way I was raised as Catholic (not practicing!) and as a Military Brat. The problem arises when we do not have the power to change people nor their attitudes nor their priorities... I appreciate you trying. Maybe someone will at least think about it. I am very much aware of Ohio's sacrifice and give you my loving concern. Sincerely, Pat. 15 April 2006 08:01:22 (GMT Time)

Comments:Bob, It's a beautiful song and a wonderful tribute to our Ohio Marines and others who have paid the price. Whenever I see a casualty list I read every name to remind me of the cost. I keep a quote in my wallet from a North Vietnamese writer who was a Sgt in the NVA: "In any war, the bullet is first shot at the mother's heart, not the son it kills." Thanks for sharing. My best regards, Vince. 15 April 2006 10:14:19 (GMT Time)

Name:Charles Cingolani
Comments:You did a wonderful job, Bob. Compliments are due. I hope many people get to hear this. I have been trying to keep the memory alive too. I have a page in my blog Tribute to 20 Ohio Marines and I will enter your Tribute there so that people can access it from my page. Best wishes and thanks for doing what you did, Charles. 28 March 2006 09:09:15 (GMT Time)

Name:Meriwether Ball, Editor,
Comments:Bravo. I know how hard it is to watch our young Marines die and know that their families will suffer deeply for many years ahead. Music reaches all and I know that your song is a comforting tribute to those loved ones. So, although this helped you to grieve, it also helps others to heal. God bless you. 3 March 2006 21:05:19 (GMT Time)

Name:Bob and Marsha
Comments:What a wonderful tribute. We pray that this song will help the healing process for all lost in this war. Thank you for caring. 3 March 2006 14:25:52 (GMT Time)

Name:Corporal James McCauley
Comments:I just wanted to say thanks for writting that song; it is very well done. I am from Lima Co, 3/25 out of Columbus, Ohio and I just think that it is so awesome on how the community honored us and our fallen brothers. Thank you. 19 February 2006 18:08:00 (GMT Time)

Name:Gus Rogus (Mary's Father)
Comments:Great Performance: What a change from the military who fought in Korea and Viet Nam. Today they are venerated; yesterday they were scorned. Fortunately today, many fewer are killed than in the previous wars. May God grant a successful conclusion to all wars. Gus Rogus. 15 February 2006 20:30:29 (GMT Time)

Comments:Bob and company- What a wonderful song and gift for those who have lost so much. It is clear that "A Million Miles Away from Home" was crafted with the magical ingredients of musical talent and heart. Thank you for sharing this song with all of us. 8 February 2006 14:59:37 (GMT Time)

Comments:Bob,thank you for sharing this wonderful song. It trully was written from your heart and it touches my heart deeply. My son was killed in Iraq August, 2004 and this is a wonderful tribute for him and for all the brave men and women who gave their all. You are helping many family members and friends in our healing process, to know someone cares so much to write such a beautiful song. This is a great gift from your heart. I will pass it along to my family and Chris's friends. Thank you from the family of Cpl Christopher W. Belchik
Semper Fi
Lynn Lenker. 8 February 2006 13:59:08 (GMT Time)

Comments:Bob, Your song is a beautiful tribute to our sons and daughters lost in this tragedy. The drumbeat at the end reminds me of Civil War songs, another wartime when our country was deeply divided politically. Thank you for sharing your talent in this way. 7 February 2006 23:59:03 (GMT Time)

Comments:This song, dedicated to the young men and women dying to serve their country "a million miles away", is a poignant tribute, not only to those fallen soldiers, but to all of the people who love them, who are left to bear the immeasurable cost of their courage, commitment and selfless sacrifice. This is a beautiful and tender gift to the families, lovers, and friends who grieve those terrible losses. It is also an unflinching reminder that the cost of hatred, and unbridled lust for power is the very lives of these precious soldiers, brothers, fathers, husbands, sisters, friends, wives, mothers, sons and daughters. It is the fabric of our lives given voice and encased in music that touches the spirits and hearts of those who hear it, regardless of the listener's stance on the political issues, or feelings about whether or not we should even be there. It is a thing of beauty that also causes us to remember, to think, to feel something beyond ourselves... 7 February 2006 21:42:04 (GMT Time)