O-DARK-THIRTY: Troops in Contact

By: Jose Roman, Comedy Bootcamp alumnus

May 1, 2014

Piece Originally Published in: O-DARK-THIRTY.


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


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.