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Former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Simon & Garfunkel – The Wall Street Journal

Ray Kelly, former New York City police commissioner, recently spoke with The Wall Street Journal about Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound Of Silence.” Here is an excerpt:

During the Vietnam War, I was a first lieutenant in the Marine Corps. I was sent over to Vietnam in August 1965 and spent almost a year there. During our down time, I hung out with other Marines in a makeshift hut where we had a bar that served beer. That’s where I first heard Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.”

… Looking back, I suppose the rising intensity of the song was similar in some ways to the explosions of the heavy guns. Whatever the reason, the song connected with me.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal.