As many of you have no doubt heard, we lost three soldiers just a few days ago. There was something of a slip up somewhere in the process, and the facts of the incident were released before the official DOD brief (but after the families had heard, thank God). All three were from my platoon, and I was pretty good friends with two of them. It's been a rough week, especially on the tail of losing one from another company. I have a post written that I'm hanging onto until that DOD brief comes out, and I'll post more as I'm able.
Edit: Once again, I've been convinced to post a poem. I hope I never write another like the last two.
Halls of Valhalla
Four days ago, they left
From safely guarded walls
Three taken now by theft
Four days, and yet it seems
Fate made three captive thralls
To laugh within our dreams
Four days, and now they dwell
Within Valhalla's Halls
Maidens, treat our fallen well
Show them not the road to Hell;
Rather gird the path with beams
Hide them deep inside a cleft
And Valkyries- heed their calls