The Team of Bravo Squad
Lt Monk Squad Ldr attached from Platoon.
Alonzo – dead HWE (see The Dust AAR )
Tony – Medic
Crazy 8’s -Demo (duh)
New Guy – HWE
Sargent Cooke +
Gi – Joe
I left the body cooler and Alonzo’s zip body bag after depositing a doll that he had whittled for his daughter into his possessions box. We had finished as best we could between the five of us. There is no easy way to say goodbye.
The sky threatened another searingly hot day for tomorrow. Dusk was approaching, as the Mosques called for prayer.
It was peaceful.
Weston, Bentz, Harris, Tony and 8’s were headed down the rubbish strewn 2nd Street. It had been several weeks since the cluster fuck helicopter crash.
We were back in a routine and rested up. Intel suggested a building just a few blocks away was being used for a staging area. Bravo was going to check it out.
Harris the new Heavy Weapons guy was quietly wise mouthing with 8’s. The two of them were funny guys. 8’s funny in the way that he liked to make origami out of dollar bills. 20’s if he could get them !
Alpha squad and a handful of GI’s hustled into the briefing room at 11PM
“Gents I will be brief. The insurgents have Monk in a house here” he said pointing to a map of the surrounding township. I need you men to insert yourselves and get his ass out before they cut his throat live on the internet. “ Said the camp commander.
“Now if I were a thinking man I’d use another adjective…But the best I can think of is these f#$%^ers need to die before Monk does. “ His face was lined with concern, knowing the chances of rescuing Monk were slim. “ What questions do we have? He said. “Work up your plan of approach and review with me”
The briefing finished 15 minutes later.
At 4AM Alpha had geared up. The wind was whipping hard outside the Camp Kilo. There would be no chopper insertion. This meant taking to the streets. The approach took them down some narrow streets in the pre dawn light. Then onto 1st Street and down more alley as they closed in on their objective.
Building 26 Filmed play coming soon.