Saturday, July 23, 2016

BALLAD OF TH EP3--By JC Langelle--(C) 2003--

:"ballad of the ep-3"--
                  Sat Apr 21 18:50:02
ballad of the ep-3--
flying over the south china sea and a long, long way from
the land of the free--
was a navy plane called the "ep-3", with a pilot
and his crew of twenty-three--
it was there spying on the chinese reds so americans
could sleep safe in their beds--
and if reconnaissance is the name of the game, there
ain't no glory and not much fame--
then suddenly out of the dangerous sky came a chinese
pilot who thought he could fly--
it must have been air rage that blurred his vision, for
suddenly there was a terrible collision--
the chinese mig disappeared from the sky and the pilot
would soon afterward die--
as for the fate of the reconnaissance plane with a navy
crew and a pilot named shane--
with its flaps gone and a bent propeller, the spy plane
started heading for the cellar--
the plane fell for thousands of feet with each crew
member glued to a seat--
because the pilot was exceptionally skilled, the entire
crew didn't get killed--
the crew landed on hainan isle where the chinese reds
made them stay for awhile--
the chinese president in the western hemisphere, demanded
apologies and drank tecate beer--
while president bush in washington,dc demanded the crew
and plane set free--
the chinese reds let the crew talk to an army guy named
general sealock--
who reported back that the crew was well after it's
harrowing flight to a place called hell--
from the plane the chinese took all of the gear from top
to bottom, from front to rear--
they got the crypto and the rest of the stuff and still
complained it wasn't enough--
with the crew detained the reds dragged their feet and
the internet discussions were in full heat--
chinese agents invaded in hordes and posted propaganda
all over the boards--
on capitol hill the senators were hot putting bush and
powell on the spot--
and if "sorry" wasn't exactly good, it was
something the chinese understood--
after twelve long days for the crew had past, the chinese
set them free at last--
and if anybody's got to be out of their heads--it's the
chinese communist reds--

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Friday, July 22, 2016

BURY ME ON HILL 861--By Pvt JC Langelle, USMC--(c) 1968

Bury Me on Hill 861

Bury me on Hill 861, up near the town of Khe Sanh
Where the mortars are a blazin', some Hell we'll be raisin'
Shootin' NVA and Viet Cong.

Don't want to go back to the world, got a Dear John letter from my girl
Right now I'm feelin' partial 'bout goin' back to Camp Marshall
Sign me up for another whirl.

Up there on the DMZ, that's where they can bury me.
I'll take all my lumps away from stateside chumps back in the Land of the Free.

Bury me in the town of Fubai, mine is not to wonder, do or die.
I'll take with me some Commies, we'll all have weeping mommies,
Mine is not to wonder, Semper Fi.

When rockets will be fallin' on DaNang; in my heart, I know I'll feel a pang,
For girls who sent no letter, the ones who think they're better
And my telephone it never rang.

Bury me on Hill 861, put a cross on it when you're done.
And if it ain't no bother, send a letter to my mother
And tell her where you buried her son.