Poetry - Tiger Battalion

Corporal George G. Gilbert


George had served in Malaya
And made the Army his career.
Two tours of South Viet Nam
Showed he had no fear.

But his platoon walked into a minefield
On his second tour in '69.
The soldier died at 2am on March 9th
He was 29 years of age at the time.

George came from a large family.
He hailed from Newcastle New South Wales
The wheels of war had turned once more
And left a deadly trail!


© Bill Charlton

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