Being a wise 1LT and not a naive butter bar, I checked out the area before running for safety. There was no sign of anxiety on the faces of the troops on the ground so I thought I would play it cool. I waved at the pilot and headed to the operations building with an eye ever on the bunker. I casually asked a soldier what all the black smoke was. I think he knew my concern because he grinned when he said, "Just burning shit, sir, just burning shit. Welcome to the First Infantry Division."
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