How could they keep this a secret, of such a wretched thing?
The men on the ships were told it was a kamikaze
oh y oh y would they lie.
Now those men who have passed on, now and then,
didn’t know what happened on the fateful night,
didn’t know where their friends went.
Maybe he washed a shore with a memory a blank
maybe he drowned or lived.
The Rohna was a tragedy
but we should honor those who died
and those who live with the memory of pain and suffering in their heads.
We, the families of the survivors and of the deceased
should make sure that they get the gratitude they deserve.
Written by Kaitlin Drajewicz, age 14,
the grandaughter of Stanislaw Drajewicz, Survivor, now deceased.
322nd Fighter Control Squadron