About The Veteran Next Door

The Veteran Next Door Radio Show

My name is Randall Baxter, I am a volunteer veteran

advocate.  I host The Veteran Next Door radio show

airing on  http://www.veteranstoday.com  Click on this link and then go to the “shows” tab and

arrow down to The Veteran Next Door to listen to my shows daily

from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST.  7 days a week.

You can also tune in online at http://www.wyshradio.com

every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 EST and

Saturday 11:00 – 12:00 noon EST airing on Anderson County’s Classic Hit Country

 WYSH AM 1380

101.1 FM Clinton, TN

WQLA – 960 AM  Lafollette, TN

Thanks for listening!





I am not a veteran myself but I take a keen interest in veterans’ affairs. I explain my fascination with the cause in my poem “I Never Was a Soldier,” one of several pieces of poetry that has been a part of my radio show, The Veteran Next Door.

 Our Mission

The Veteran Next Door’s mission is to locate, communicate with and entertain Active Military Personnel and Veterans of all Services. We encourage open communication to those leaders and all veterans as we create an open forum among all veterans to communicate between Veterans and non-veterans.

A tribute for all service personnel

I Never Was A Soldier
By Randall Baxter

I never was a soldier,
But I played one as a child.
History was good to me.
I grew up free and wild.

No frozen feet, or jungle sweat,
Or bombs fell on my head.
There were always soldiers,
While I slept in my bed.

A fireman in a blown out hole,
Held a flag and cried a tear.
A soldier walked right up and said,
“I’ll take that from here”!

And now they find the mass graves,
Of those who were not free.
Where were THEIR soldiers,
Like the ones who work for me.

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