Patrol in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army Soldier patrols with Afghan soldiers to check on conditions in the village of Yawez in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2010. The partnership between U.S. and Afghan soldiers is proving to be a valuable tool in bringing security to the area. The U.S. Soldiers are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest


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  • jahue1 5y

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  • Lisa Lovingtree 5y

    Fabulous composition and a great story being told here! Love the sharp details in the soldier's gear. God bless you all!
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  • Tom Zart 5y


    I dedicate this poem from inside my tent
    As the desert winds keep it's silhouette bent.
    My love of country is at full boil now
    I'd like to describe it but it's hard to know how.

    Tomorrow I'll hunt those who enjoy our death
    Cursed by their hatred and foulness of breath.
    I don't care if it's another God they serve
    For their crime's retribution is what they deserve.

    Their horde survives by a different set of rules,
    Though soon they'll learn the fate of murderous fools.
    Proudly I serve my homeland and president
    Who I've sworn to defend one hundred percent.

    While haunted by visions of what I must do
    I fight for justice, and the red, white, and blue.


    The cost of freedom is sometimes high
    Extremely more when our loved one's die.
    Men and women pledged to fight and serve
    And it's our support that they deserve.

    Mankind itself is the one to blame
    That all through history, the story's the same.
    Peace, like love, can be hard to acquire
    Subject always to enemy fire.

    Some how the righteous tend to prevail
    Over the miss-guided, prone to fail.
    No wonder we fear the tongues that lie
    As mankind squabbles beneath God's sky.

    The danger our solders face is real
    So lets let them know just how we feel.
    Put forth your flag and show them your heart
    As those we love from us depart.

    By Soldier For The Lord
    Tom Zart
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Taken on February 17, 2010
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