AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive
Hello Afrigeneas Military Forum Members:
Ever since I heard "My Buddy" sung as a eulogy to veterans who passed away, I've been curious as to its significance or connection to the military.
Briefly, I attended the 761st Tank Battalion Veterans Reunion in Atlanta a few years ago. During their very moving memorial prayer ceremony, the veterans sang "My Buddy". "Nights are long since you went away, I dream about you each night and day....My buddy, My buddy...your buddy misses you...etc." Is this a song connected to all military or just the 761st?
No one in the 761st could tell me if the song was sung at other military ceremonies. Perhaps someone knows.
K Wyer Lane
Enclosed is the url that mentions Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Scroll down and read about his connection to the 761st.