A SOLDIERS PAIN
LOCATION: IRAQ, NORTHEAST SECTOR OF BAGHDAD, DISTRICT 4, "CONOOKS AVE", CAMP STRYKER NORTH GATE
NAME: CHRIS VANDERSLICE
RANK: PFC( PRIVATE FIRST CLASS)
MOS(JOB): 11C( MORTAR MAN INDIRECT FIRE INFANTRY),STRYKER DRIVE/ AG( ASSISTANT GUNNER)
Great i thought, Here i was out in the open exposed yet again ground guiding the lead stryker for yet another patrol (yay).
HURRY THE FUCK UP SLICE! yelled my squad leader
Great now SGT Dick is pissed for some stupid reason and takes it out on me.
"Great" i thought.
ROGER SGT MOVING!! i yelled back starting to run. As soon as i got to the gate i ran back behind the stryker so my friends could lower the ramp and get to my gunner hatch
and load my M240 machine gun i named rrrrrrrronda. As i got my headset on my friend berger asked if i could hear him i gave him a thumbs up and finished loading ronda
up and started scaning my sectors. berger and i started talking about what we where gonna do once we got home, we were leaving in two weeks for a two day drive to kuwait
I didnt like that it was a lot of vehicles and taking mostly a direct drive to the border on a main highway, i didnt like it.
So what you gonna do when u get back home dude? asked burger.
I dont know man just relax i guess after i visit the parental units. I said as i chuckled
As soon as we got done talking i heard a popping sound and looked around, i didnt see anything. i could see Dick and SSGT Stroopaloop was on edge so i knew what it was then, it was gunfire, but to far to be a threat so we ignored the sound but were cautiously scanning our sectors extra careful. Then our lead vehicle was hit, by an IED(improvized explosive device). It disabled the truck so we stopped and checked to see if everybody was ok, they were fine no injuries just shook up, two tires where done, then as the rest of the platoon was moving in
to provide cover in case of ambush. As soon as the trucks started moving all hell broke loose.
RPG!! someone yelled
We took cover by a car as the rocket struck the building behind us showering us in rocks and glass as the two buildings across the way opened up on us also, we responded in kind with
203, rifle, machine gun, and 50 cal fire at the buildings.
SLICE GET THAT FUCKIN GUN FIRING NOW!! yelled Stroopaloop
I didnt say anything as i opened up on them with ronda, she thundered with the sounds of her sisters as she sent death and destuction to the enemy. I looked left to my best friend and
someone i saw as a brother go down from a shot to the shoulder.
MEDIC!! I screamed as i continued to fire at the enemy.
danvan our medic yelled at me to drag him over to him cause he was taking care of a couple of other wounded guys. from what i could see no one was killed or seriously injured but that didnt mean that it could'nt change if we didnt end this and get these guys some help. i just hope that QRF(quick reaction force) gets here soon, it was startin to get bad as i dragged burger to davan, another rpg was fired barley missing one of our strykers. i started firing ronda again, i guess i got there attention cause my position was getting pelted with rounds i knew i had to move or id be dead.
FUCK! Someone give me some covering fire so i can get to a better cover! i yelled,
but everyone was busy just trying not to be surpressed to think about me at the time. Seeing me, my friend hopkins fired a M203 round at the building that had me pinned down. As soon as i saw i wasnt suppressed anymore i ran for the stone wall behind me. When i reached the wall i jumped over and set up my gun and began to fire again. As i was firing i didnt notice some sparks starting to gather behind me or the rpg soldier moving on my left flank.
SUPPRESS THOSE MOTHER FUCKERS AND MOVE IN TO TAKE THEM OUT! yelled sgt lew at me
THE FUCK DO YOU THINK IM TRYING TO DO SGT!! i yelled back as i gunned down three enemy soldiers running down an allyway to reinforce the 2nd building firing at us. As i was reloading ronda i looked up just in time to an rpg bein fired in my direction, i knew i couldnt get out of there in time. It hit the wall i was at i flew back into the sparks and disappeared the last thing i saw was the building where i was shot from explode and more strykers roll through laying down heavy fire.... Our QRF finally arrived.
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