Mike Subritzky

“ECHO” GUN

Bring it into Action!
Spin those trails around!
There’s grunts up the sharp end,
screaming out for rounds.

Set the elevation!
Traverse on for line!
Stratton’s just a’ loaded,
there’s still a little time.

Me, I’m on the left side!
Bob, he’s on the right!
Dingus yells “You ready Subs?”
The methods “Battery Right.”

When the mission’s over!
“Detachments to the Rear!”
“A little slow that time Subs”
John whispers in my ear.

Echo Gun L5 No. 01318: 161 Battery, 16 Fd Regt, RNZA ~ 1971/1973 Sgt John Niwa, L/Bdr Jim Bell, Gnr Bob Down, Gnr Mike Subritzky, Gnr Don Stratton.

Author’s Note: This gun now resides as a Memorial outside of the New Lynn RSA.