My father specialist 5th class Thornburn John A
A Vietnam war hero, green beret
Taught me how to shoot guns and taught me how to fight
Throw the left hook, and throw the uppercut with the right

from R.A. The Rugged Man – Midnight Thud Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

R.A.’s father, John Thorburn was a wizard with weapons, so no wonder R.A. had the opportunity to learn from the best. That’s why Rugged Man now possesses a lot of random weapons and is nice with the hands. On “Tom Thum”, R.A. also spits:

After school my daddy used to teach me combative Green Beret tactics

For more of the J.A. Thornburn story, see “Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story”.

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