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    U.S. Army Sgt. Colin Unverzagt provides security after exiting a CH-47 Chinook helicopter with other soldiers during an operation in Afghanistan's Khost province, April 23, 2010. The operation is being conducted to reintroduce a coalition presence, help Afghan forces clear the Shembowat Valley and communicate with village elders in the province. The Soldiers are assigned to 101st Airborne Division's Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeffrey Alexander

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    1. Al_HikesAZ 48 months ago | reply

      Thanks Airborne - you are appreciated by those of us who appreciate our freedom and the sacrifices you make so that we may live in the USA.

    2. Band!to 48 months ago | reply

      Go Air Assault!

    3. Tiom Zart 48 months ago | reply


      In their new uniforms
      The young march off
      Not knowing who shall return.
      With a proud devotion
      They brandish their flag
      Leaving loved ones to wonder and yearn.

      May we all be buried
      By all of our children
      Is an ancient tribal prayer.
      They're so easy to lose
      But so hard to forget
      Such a burden for a parent to bear.

      Oh, the taste of victory
      Shall soon be forgotten
      But, never that which was lost.
      For those rows of white headstones
      In peaceful green fields
      Make it easy to tally the cost.

      America has survived all attempts to destroy
      Knowing the cruelty of war
      And, we who remain
      Must help keep her free
      For those who can march no more!

      OUR FLAG

      Our flag is fabric wove of thread
      Carried by heroes live and dead.
      She stands for justice and courage too
      With her colors; red, white and blue.

      For all who serve her, there'll be cheers
      For any who die, there'll be tears.
      For all who love her, life is swell
      For those who harm her, war is hell.

      How many moms have cried before
      As they sent their children to war.
      How many dads have not returned
      Because our freedom must be earned.

      Wars were waged where brave men died
      As patriots fought side by side.
      Our flag is still the pearl of earth
      Because of those who prove her worth.


      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
      Most Published Poet
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      Our men and woman who serve in harm’s way,
      Are the armor of what the free world depends on.
      Without their sacrifice of body and soul,
      All that we stand for is gone.

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