Remembering Robert Rottet and Wilfred Owen

Robert Rottet

It was on this day in 1999, that my friend the poet/guitarist/songwriter Robert Rottet passed away. He died outside Ft. Bragg. NC, and there is a haze that surrounds the circumstances of his death. Officially, the Army ruled his death a suicide, but some that were close to him at that time suspect foul play.  Regardless, his death was deeply intertwined with his military service. I realized this morning that Nov. 4 also marks the death of another young poet, Wilfred Owen, who also met his untimely demise -- in WWI -- as a result of his military service. Here is a video of Rob playing … [Read more...]


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