Blackwing X

AK47

Charlie Company Last Mission

Six months in six months to go
an army discharge than homeward bound
retired a civilian see after the kiddies and Mrs.
get on with life business as usual
is in the back of most grunts minds'

Charlie Company first Marine battalion
just received orders
mop-up the city of Falluja

Convoy Crosses Thin Red Line Lone Resistance Fighter Mission Destroy

It was Thursday the twelve two thousand-three
in the twilight stretch of day
on the long lonely remote desert highway
smack in the middle of the Sunni triangle
a landscape littered with rusted army junk
depleted uranium fragments sizes dust to chunk
strewn all over was poison and death
circa 1991 first gulf conflict...

Twelve Months Later Operation Phantom Fury

The night it was cold cast in blackness
the moon and stars had risen but were dimmed
henceforth from Operation Vigilant Resolve
toxic ash was hovering over the city of Falluja