War veteran’s poem for troops

PUBLISHED: 12:14 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 16:29 05 May 2010

Eric with copies of his CD

Eric with copies of his CD

A WORLD War II veteran has released a CD to help troops in Afghanistan. The money raised from Two Happy People which was written by Eric Cartwright, 89, of Woolners Way, Stevenage, will be donated to the Afghanistan Trust which supports soldiers and their

A WORLD War II veteran has released a CD to help troops in Afghanistan.

The money raised from Two Happy People which was written by Eric Cartwright, 89, of Woolners Way, Stevenage, will be donated to the Afghanistan Trust which supports soldiers and their families who have served with 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan and who have been wounded or killed as a consequence.

Two Happy People is a poem Eric dedicated to his late wife Doris.

Eric, who served with the Royal Artillery in India, said: "I was convalescing in India when I was declared unfit for active duty so I put pen to paper about how I was missing Doris who at the time I had never met because we were only exchanging letters.

"Since then I have added a melody and some harmony to the song and now I hope people buy it to raise money for the troops."

Eric hopes the song will ring true for many of the men and women away from their loved ones in Afghanistan and the profits from the sale of the CD will be used for injured men and women returning from Afghanistan.

Eric added: "I have done this for my wife and to help the troops."

The CD costs £3 and £1 from each CD will be donated to the Afghanistan Trust.

To get a copy of the CD, call Eric on 01438 721586.

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