by SSG Mike Stanek
We set forward on a journey on the roads of Iraq;
What comes instead…
Was the making of tracks to Mosul and Back!
VBIEDs, Ambushes, IEDs…
Even some Insurgent RPGs,
Are some of the things that trips like these may bring.
From Ashraf to Tikrit, you will always recall;
All the miles, mosques…
And all that crazy shit!
Dude rooftop, 3 o’clock, potholes, gas cans, and debris;
But have no fear, all will be cleared
By the Scout truck, you see!
RedCon 1, ready to go… that’s ok Colonel, cuz… SP was 20 minutes ago!
“Prictorians”, “Petroleums”… whatever you say;
We will always have the last laugh, simply put, you’re all gay!
From the times at Fort Dix,
When we got drunk and watched the movie…Elf;
To the glorious time that Colonel Mac stabbed himself!
From Anaconda to Khalis, who will ever know;
Night patrol, water pump West or East…
Where the Colonel goes next is what really worries, Kallunki!
These are the times that we will always recall,
Yet the rest will never care Cuz…
The life of luxury is obviously the job for the mighty PSD!
SSG Mike Stanek is a current 18-year member of the Minnesota Army National Guard. He deployed in support of OIF III with Havok Journal Author, Ayman Kafel.