Three paratroopers on Asad Airbase, Iraq

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    Three paratroopers with 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), move off a drop zone near Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, Feb. 12, as part of a training exercise they hope will lead to combined U.S. – Iraqi training jumps and an enduring strategic partnership. For security, an Apache helicopter flew along the drop zone perimeter throughout the training exercise.

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    1. 忍術 63 months ago | reply

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    2. Tiom Zart 62 months ago | reply


      Determined though scared, I walk my beat
      On the deadly streets of Baghdad.
      Searching for any who plot our harm
      Or by our death are joyous and glad.

      Standing in shadows caused by the moon
      I'm reminded of my nights back home.
      I wonder if the woman I love
      Is growing tired of sleeping alone?

      I feel remorse for all who live here
      For this place is a madman's hell.
      And those who wish to keep it that way
      Must be killed or locked away in jail.

      My greatest fear is not my death
      But that I'll end up in a wheelchair.
      Disabled for the rest of my life,
      Depending on others for my care.

      My wife, she prays for my safe return
      As night and day more GI's are killed.
      She knows quite well, whatever it takes
      The oath I've given will be fulfilled.


      The king of Baghdad has fallen
      Never to dictate again.
      Man shall sentence him for this crimes
      And heaven shun him for his sin.

      For his tyranny, he was famous
      In every capital on earth.
      Till apprehended in his spider hole
      Completely stripped of his worth.

      He is guilty of rape and genocide
      While he ruled without remorse.
      His power and prestige were toppled
      Once George Bush set his course.

      Though it may seem that the wicked triumph
      And have conquered by their brutality of hand,
      Through the power of faith they are defeated
      By the seed of goodness in man.


      America is the birthday cake of earth
      As the ants march from every direction.
      Thank God for all who have sworn to defend her
      Serving with love, honor, pride, and affection.

      Since the first day George Washington marched off to war
      There have been those who have wished our demise.
      Their hatred, fueled by jealousy and greed
      Was defeated by our brave and the wise.

      Once again, we must face a formidable foe
      Who have pledged by their God to destroy us all
      Misusing their faith as an excuse to kill
      As for a worldwide jihad, their leaders call.

      Some say we should try to appease them
      For if we resist, they'll hate us even more.
      But the David's among us shall cast our stones
      Defeating them, as it was done before.


      They serve to preserve our forefathers dreams,
      Prayers, visions and determination.
      Risking all in pursuit of fulfillment of duty
      To God, freedom, faith, honor and nation.

      Despite dismemberment, death and loneliness
      Patriots enlist to safeguard our flag.
      With honor, faith, purpose and courage
      They battle the sadistic that brag.

      Throughout man’s past as a creature of earth
      War has always plagued his expectance.
      Greed, hate, fear, envy and rage
      Have overruled rapture and repentance.

      David was a soldier who lived by his faith
      Which gave him the will to become brave.
      He stood up to terror and toppled the giant
      Leaving Goliath headless and alone in his grave.

      David’s call thrives in hearts of soldiers today
      Shielding liberty from the warmongers of hell.
      Facing down evil refusing to summit
      Ensuring freedom and justice are alive and well.

      By Soldier For The Lord
      Tom Zart
      Most Published Poet
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