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THE THUNDER AND LIGHTNING OF AN AC-47





When the VC were trying to attack your base
All it would take was a call on your radio
And those attacking were dealt with swiftly


Like lighting bolts blazing from the sky
The response was very immediate and final
Never again would these VC strike anyone


For they had dared to mess with the best
And from high above they came to strike
The enemy were brought under deadly fire


The defenders had survived this night
Because their call for help was heard
Answered by an AC-47 "Spooky Gunship"  


No matter what branch you served with
If you were in trouble and needed help
You could always count on the Spooky


For we were all brothers in that war  
And we all took care of each other
The Army, Navy, Marines or Air Force


When your situation had become critical
The guys in the Spooky heard your call
Striking back with thunder and lighting


For those facing danger on the ground knew
In a few minutes the threat would be over
And they would survive yet another night



Terry Sasek - Alwaysawarrior - all rights reserved.



There was always a reassuring reply when you had called
out for air support during a fight in Vietnam at night,
what you'd heard on the radio was this very calm voice
from the pilot of an AC-47 Spooky Gunship sent to help
you end the VC attack "It'll only take a minute".
















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THE THUNDER AND LIGHTNING OF AN AC-47