By James R. McDonough
Within the culture of the funny vintage security of Duffer's waft, our hero's get away lies in finishing a winning undertaking.
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Even the chatter over the radio was correctly done, crisp and to the point. ” The colonel indicated a commanding figure standing amidst a line of tanks being inspected by the ghouls issuing the equipment. ” Always surprised his executive officer, but only for a second. “Good afternoon, sir. Major Rogers just called on the radio and said you would be coming over. We’ve got things under control, sir. ” He handed Always a copy of the list of inoperative vehicles and radios, keeping the original for himself.
Well before five the colonel had departed in his helicopter, flying over the route they would take that evening to the assembly area for the following morning’s attack. Before he had left he gave instructions to his staff emphasizing the dispositions of forces for the attack and the dispatching of the scout platoon to make a reconnaissance of the route to the battle area. The order would be given at noon when the commanders came in to the tactical operations center. Things seemed to be going well, only the ever-watching observers lending a disconcerting air to events.
Evaluators? You mean I get evaluators? ” Always was perplexed. “Oh no, sir, I’m your task force sergeant major, like I said before, the only volunteer down here, and your guide through this ordeal. It’s not my place to evaluate you. It never was in life, and I’m certainly too old to start doing that sort of thing now. But I can give you advice every now and then, when you care to hear it. That’s why I volunteered for this job. Heaven’s a nice place and all, but they never have any crises up there ever since Luther and the fallen angels got kicked out, and us sergeants major, well we kind of thrive on crises.
Defense of Hill 781: An Allegory of Modern Mechanized Combat by James R. McDonough