Personal Narrative: The Charge Of The Army

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He was inside his battalion’s vehicle, heavy, armored, and cramped, navigating across a hot sandlot with shredded metal, bomb craters, and bodies spread throughout. The vehicle, an M2 Bradley, armed and ready-to-fire in a moment’s notice. His guardian. Two silver-colored, vertical bars, his insignia, a captain. “Rangers lead the way,” his comrades would say. Being in control, those men were his. They were his responsibility. Their lives were in his hands. I have to bring them home. There was a gun slung over his shoulder. An M4 assault rifle, made in the U.S. and standard issue for the armed forces. It was given to him for free, without charge, and it was brand-new, manufactured with great precision. With the rifle in hand, he often sat

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