Iran Hostages in 1980

(52, 444)


I remember the Iran hostages

Held there for so many days

I remember the rescue fail

Husks of aircraft on the desert floor

And I could only imagine

(And I did)

About the crews and soldiers that

Had been carried inside

It was the start of Nightline on ABC

Where we got reports

Each day (each night)

And always a figure graphically depicted that

To me

Looked like someone mummified in black and white

And the number grew each day

Without better resolution


I was reminded of

The Viet Cong kill count each night given

On the evening news

And wondering why

The GI count was always higher


C L Couch


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