R Coja of Woodland,
Army Specialist serving 2005 (son of Alberto Roquero Coja, Jr native of Silay, Negros Occidental)
Lagman died 2004; buried Calverton NY National Cemetery;
Afghanistan Advance Firebase was named in his honor ( Ligaya, Anthony’s mother was initially denied the Gold
Star membership because she can not meet the citizenship requirement. The Gold Star organization had changed their requirement
since the, after the protest from the media & community against their policy.)
Livaudais Afghanistan 2x
The Star Spangled Banner
By Francis Scott Key
O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that
our flag was still there.
O say, does that star spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free,
and the home of the brave?
On the shore, dimly seen thro’ the mist of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed
out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom
of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner, in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the
O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n-rescued land
the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our
motto: "In God is our Trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and
the home of the brave.