O-DARK-THIRTY: Troops in Contact

By: Jose Roman, Comedy Bootcamp alumnus

May 1, 2014

Piece Originally Published in: O-DARK-THIRTY.

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At night, when the muzzle flashes
Hot brass, gun oil sprays
In the mouth and eyes. Metallic taste,
Smells of victory

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Jose Roman retired from the Navy after 22 years. He worked as a Seabee and a Tech in the Special Warfare community for 18 of those years and is now a veteran advocate, writer, comedian, and producer. From Queens, New York, he currently resides in Norfolk, VA.