I was called to duty in a country far across the sea
To stand the wall against terrorism, so all can be free
I deal with the unknown, hot days and cold night
Living in the darkness, far from all city lights
I stand in the desert, surrounded by sand
Gazing over the horizon, ready to fight in a foreign land
Why am I here, is the question asked of me
To protect any land that wishes for democracy
I live to serve my country in its time of need
A prayer for protection and guidance is my only plea
I am no one special, just a commoner's son
So I joined the U.S. Army, became an "Army of One"
I serve in a proud unit that stands out above the rest
A unit with courage, pride and history which makes it the best
Just look at my left shoulder and you shall see
I am a proud member of the Army 3rd ID!
by 1st Sgt. Jay S.
148th Engineer Detachment
Camp New York, Kuwait