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VIETNAM WAR POETRY
Helicopter Gunner
by:Enrique del Rosario
© Copyright 1973

 
VIETNAM WAR POETRY
© Copyright 1965-2008,
by Enrique del Rosario


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HELICOPTER GUNNER
by Enrique B. del Rosario, 1964

there is nothing younger than a nineteen year-old
as he fingers the safety of his machinegun
as he watches from within the 'copter's belly
the landing zone erupting in geysers of dark earth
as he hears above the beating rotors
the wild cadence of his beating heart.

 

 

 
MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON 365 in Vietnam, 1964-1965

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