I'm not exactly sure what inspired me to write this rally cry for an army about to go into battle. I can say part of the speech was inspired by General Armistead's speech in the movie "Gettysburg" as he rallies his men during Picket's Charge. Another part was inspired by the speech Aragon gave before the final battle in "Return of the King" of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. So I hope you enjoy this and will check out some of my other writings!
It was a time of anger, disappointment, and most of all, hostility.
This was a war that would change not only the people, but the country as we know it. this was a war that start in enmity and end in enmity.
"Shall the inequities of events lay tyranny upon humanity"
For the Marine Corps grunts, the Snuffys, in the Southland of Vietnam, Riverine warfare in the Delta region took on many different shapes and forms. The coastal islands, mangrove and nipa-palm swamps, creeks, rivers,the bewildering maze of inland waterways, and the Vietnamese jungle, imposed an extraordinary military challenge.
The devastation was fast and sweeping. From the Atlantic Ocean, The Pacific Ocean, and The Gulf of Mexico Russian ships fired simultaneously. Over two hundred nuclear powered subs with over three hundred nuclear weapons. Not a soul knew it was coming. The first explosions occurred on Long Island, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. Within a few seconds cities from Los Angeles to New York and Omaha to Houston were on fire. The initial explosions killed nearly 50 million people and the resulting radiation killed another 50 million people within hours of the start of what would soon be called the Third World War; the war to end all wars. Memorable characters in unforgettable, unfathomable situations! Check back twice a week to see how the saga continues.