I was in the US Army with the 514th Signal Company from 2004-2006 and then a field detachment from USASOC from 2006-2008, spent my entire time in Iraq and Afghanistan with a few months of R&R at Ft.Bragg.
The minstrel boy to the war is gone,
In the ranks of death ye will find him;
His father's sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;
"Land of Song!" said the warrior bard,
"Tho' all the world betray thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!