The Army

  • Dedicated to The British Army
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"Take cover!" 

Boom! I thought I was stunned for a second, which I was, I could hear noises in the background, crys of pain and people calling each others names either for help or to see if their fellow comrads were still alive.

I could see rubble all over the place, landing on my helmet. I could see dead bodies on the floor, people with their legs blown of crying for help. I was lucky I wasn't that close to the explosion, all's what happened to me was that I was stunned.

I finally recovered in about 2 minuites of being stunned, I got up to see my best friend in front of me checking if I was alright and other people around me looting the extra ammunition and guns from the dead bodies that had just been blown to pieces. 

"Ja', you alright!?" My best friend, Seth asked worried.

Everyone always calls me 'Ja' for my nickname, although my real name is Jamie.

"Yeah, Yeah, I think, I just got stunned a little by the explosion, thats all", I replied with a sickly look. 

"Good god, brill' I thought you was dead for a second man, anyway, we need to get up man, the full army is still walking, c'mon lets go", Seth said calmy. 

I got up and started walking away grabbing ammunition myself of the dead bodies as we passed. I unzipped my army trousers and took out the picture of my 3month year old baby. I always looked at this picture if I was ever worried or needed to remember my baby. I'd always take it out though anyway to just look at my beautiful baby boy, Jack. His lovely blue eyes and baby smile. I smiled to myself as I looked at him. I knew I would be home to see him soon.

"Hey, Ja, Theres a tank up east. Get the boys to halt and fire."

We all pulled to a halt and took cover behind some rockes and laying down. Me and Seth layed down next to eachor with our RPG's ready to blow the tank into pieces. 

"RPG's, FIRE!", The General ordered.

Me and Seth both shot our RPG's  aiming straight at the tank, Seths rocket just missed, but mine hit it bang on target! 

"Yeahh, Wooo!"

There were loud cheers from the squad as I jumped up and my squad jumped on me hugging me because of my achievment.

We moved outof this area and after that tank explosion we got back to camp safely. Me and seth went to our tent and sat on our beds. I got out my picture of baby Jack and looked at him for quite a while. Seth kept on glancing over to me noticing that I really wanted to go home. 

"Hey, bud, Seth now said calmy, we'll go home soon, don't worry"

That cheered me up a little after that so I put my picture away and started reading my book called 'Death is Sacrifice', It was pretty much what was happening to me but in someone elses eyes. There was a 21 year old boy called Jamie, just like me, who was in this camp like I am and did recent patrols and had a best mate that was another main character in the story called Josh. I liked to read because, as I said before, it was a war like I am having but in someone elses eyes.

Another squad got picked to go out on a patrol around the are, including me! So unfair, But sadly I could say that in the army or I seriously would get told of.

This time we came over an abandoned village, at least we thought it was. It was actually a secret base for the afghan!