Just a Common Soldier

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Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet[1][citation needed] . Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt,[2] it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, US[citation needed]. Set to music by the author's son, composer Randy Vancourt, it has been released several times as a record, most recently on November 1st, 2013 by American singer Connie Francis.[3]