Silent Warriors, the centerpiece of our home page, was authored in 2002 by
Russ Butcher, a 1961-1963 veteran of Misawa, and was originally posted on the
The words of this poem honor all USAFSS men and women, those Silent Warriors who,
for over half a century, were committed to tirelessly carrying out their global
mission - on land and sea and in the air - in unquestioned and dedicated silence.
Be sure to click Hear the author next to the poem's title on the homepage to hear
the author recite his poem.