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tk-1 rocketpod and 2 m-60 machineguns on the crewchief side of an hmm365 uh-34dVIETNAM WAR POETRY

PREPARING FOR WAR
MCAF Santa Ana, California, 1964

by:Enrique del Rosario
© Copyright 2001
 

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


Stinger Ace
Chimera
Eagle Strike
Hue Citadel
Private Jackson
Night Probe
Lullaby on Hill 40
Preparing For War
Bull, The FAC
Painful Memories
Helicopter Gunner
Seasons in Haiku
Chief Seattle Speaks
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
The Orphans of Tu-Do Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PREPARING FOR WAR

MCAF Santa Ana, California, 1964

by:Enrique del Rosario
© Copyright 2001


coming in low, just barely above the sage,
climbing suddenly, then dropping again
down shadowed canyons
past the ancient layered rocks,
kicking up warlike clouds of dust,
then, like hurrying schoolboys,
departing in a chatter before the setting sun -
two Marine helicopters train for war
in the hills below Saddleback.

far away storm clouds gather
as a killdeer scurries across the wide arroyo.

Preparing for War


 
MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON 365 in Vietnam, 1964-1965

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