Iraq and Afghanistan Soldier’s Poetry / Art Slam – Session 24

” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog “

 

Hello Everyone,

A Poem –

OUR GROUND CREW

Here’s to the men with greasy hands –
Who fuel our planes when we come in to land
Who fix the flak damage and stop the leaks
Who change the tires and stop the squeaks
Tend to the controls to make them fly straight
Wait for the planes when the pilots are late
Who smooth the scratches and rivet the panels
Check, “Loud and Clear” on the radio channels
Who read the writeups and make the repairs
Check the lines for chaffing and tears
Who pull the chocks and check the wings
And do a million other things

That make an aircraft safe and ready to fly.
So – Here’s a salute to those hard working guys,
From a group of fliers who too seldom ponder
About the men who keep us up in the wild blue yonder.

(Submitted by Tom Shortell from original source Royal Canadian Air Force
Magazine via several other military newsletters.)

FROM Poetry from the Korean War Era                        www.13thbombsquadron.org    (POETRY)

 

Flight of 339th FS F-82Gs (46-403, 46-390, 46-366, 46-394) heading to Korea in June 1950
Image from Wikipedia

 

See you next Saturday,

Please send any thoughts or ideas to shivazzzzz@aol.com and I will post or use comments area, thanks,

  

www.ivaw.org Iraq Veterans Against The War

www.iava.org Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

www.veteransforpeace.org Veterans for Peace

 

 This Slam will continue until all our soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan.

 BJ Halliday Crawley     Editor

 

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