Mike Subritzky

THE BATTERY PARADE
161 Battery RNZA

The BSM yelled “Haircut!”
And looked me in the eye.
The RSM yelled “Sideboards!”
But I didn’t ask him why?

The BC he yelled “Hat Badge!”
His mouth it gave a twitch!
My Section Boss yelled “Muddy Boots!”,
The dirty rotten bitch.

My Section Sarge yelled “Crinkled Greens!”,
Ye Gods what have I done?
You’ve just become a Gunner son…
And this is 1 – 6 – 1.