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Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100
COLLATERAL ORANGE DAMAGE
“Farewell, Rob.” I laid my battered dog tags on his grave.
Prostate cancer took him. Doctors say I’m next.
Please try to understand. We were soldiers following orders.
“A little defoliating agent to clear the jungle and expose the enemy.” Our commanding officers assured us. “Nothing that will harm a human.”
I had to go back and see for myself.
Last night I visited a children’s hospital in Ho Chi Minh City where the fruits of our labors languish with twisted or missing limbs and eyes that bulge from enlarged skulls.
We have exposed the enemy, and he is us.
WARNING! This is disturbing, watch at your own risk.