From smoke and chaos she appeared like an angel
Quiet at first and then deafening
Olive-drab bird, cross of red
Voodoo 2-6… carry me away
Gunshots rang out from around the corner
Somewhere this violence failed to relent
I order it silenced – the 40mm does so
Keep my angel safe
He laid in pain, torn and battered at their hands
Fighting for his life was our hardest mission
God please help me; I am a sinner!
Touchdown your angel of mercy
We rush to load the litter onboard
Another gunshot sounds in the distance, but my primary focus
Get him aboard that he may walk again in the sun with his wife
Voodoo 2-6, carry him swiftly.
Yet when that Blackhawk took off,
Blades now beating the air into submission
And I watched that bitter-sweet bird take flight
I had never felt more alone in my entire life.