INCOMING!
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bernardtwindwil
bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
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War story #43

INCOMING!

by bernardtwindwil

Mortar shells sending their shredded shrapnel everywhere

We needed to move but we were surrounded. green tracers almost formed a solid wall.

The enemy had encircled us on three sides.

They were moving in step-by-step. We started with 6 men. My Asst PSG was wounded in both legs and the abdomen.

There were 250 to 300 of those mean little bastards.

Our radioman was killed. The enemy bodies were piling up. Everyone of us was wounded somewhere and losing blood.

I finally got an air extraction team on the radio

They were inbound. We had to pull out to a rally point on our relatively unhindered 4th side . We boarded the rescue helicopter.

My Asst PSG was too badly wounded to move.

I ran back into the crucible of fire. I laid beside him and kissed his head. I handed him my mini-hand grenade we used to blow ourselves up in case of capture

I was stroking his head. He was in tears.

He said, "Brother-man, giving me your grenade is the kindest thing you have ever done for me" I kissed him again on his forehead and di-di'ed to the chopper.

We lifted off firing from every door.

Green tracer rounds were going right through the skin of the chopper. We saw but did not hear the blast of the mini-grenade.

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bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
4 months agoReply
@rabbit Thank you. War is a crucible. You can come out as slag or refined metal.

rabbitIts hard to talk in real life, not here
4 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Wow, that's genuinely amazing... i cant imagine what it was like on the battlefield, but thank you for your honor and courage, in your story and in service!

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4 months agoReply
oh wow, this is intense

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
4 months agoReply
@rabbit Thank you. Some of the elements are plucked from my experiences. It never really happened to me as written. But it could have come close. The key to the fiction here is that we never leave a man behind alive or dead. The reason I call it war story 43 is because my sons numbered my war stories when they were young.

rabbitIts hard to talk in real life, not here
4 months agoReply
Whoa.... this is a truly thought-provoking, almost haunting work!! Good work here