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Army Abbreviations

Story ID:5994
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:2009
Person:Ragged Army Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Army Abbreviations

Army Abbreviations

In the Armed Services
Brevity is the king
When you fill out a requisition
You abbreviate everything.

You have Pvt., Sgt., Lt.
To shorten your rank
DD, Afc, Lst, Lastly
Meaning Landing Ship Tank.

Take your ripped clothing
Down to Unit supply, you see
Trade them in for replacements
Charge it to FWT.

FWT stands for
Fair Wear and Tear
No questions asked
Unit Supply didnít seem to care

Now I have a body that
Iíd like to trade in, you see
Iím heading to supply
And Iíll call it FWT.

The old pump is slowing
The joints rebel when I walk
My stomach is getting bigger
Hardly hear when you talk.

For the sake of brevity
Iíll just kept it on the QT
And dream on
About FWT.
Monte L. Manka 10-04-09