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Crosses of Military Merit. Soldiers with Red Decoration.

Soldiers with Red Decoration.

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This question does not arise anymore: where will be written down the story of those soldiers who shared our days and who are tracing with their truths the most modern epic poem of the Spanish Army? Perhaps poets and novelists will arrive soon in order to sum them up; however, in the meantime, their adventures will be collected in this section of our webpage.

 

Enemigo a las puertas

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Enemigo a las puertas

Nadie ignora qué día es. Es el amanecer del 4 de abril del año 2004. Cuando el día tardó mucho y las horas iban y venían de la mano de todos aquellos que se encontraron a un lado y a otro de la base “Al Andalus”, en Najaf; y todas las arenas de Irak convergieron delante de sus puertas. Cuando la Caballería llega al destacamento no se extraña al ver a unos cuarenta soldados iraquíes equipados con material antidisturbios. El exterior en ese momento está tranquilo y los antidisturbios iraquíes descansan bajo la poca sombra que se deja ver ese día. El 4 del 4 del año 04 es un día de calor.

A brave heart

Monday, May 21, 2018

A brave heart

The blood that makes hearts beat and that is the light and the prodigy of existence came from the air. There were not a few injured people who were in the throes of death, holding on to that one hope, dreaming about the arrival of blood plasma and medication, which were so necessary in two hospitals of a conflict Mostar, located each of them in one of the sides separated by the confrontation line: the Bosnian-Muslim hospital and the Bosnian-Croatian hospital; even though no one is unaware that blood does not ask for documentation or papers to give life, nor distinguishes races or religions, nor asks questions whose answer would be hate.

Ten minutes

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ten minutes

It is 23:15, Apr. 7th. 2004. Soldier Jorge Trejo is carrying out his guard duty at the lookout post of "España" base in Diwaniyah (Iraq). Ten minutes left and he will finish his task, being aware of the short period of time that it is. Until now the guard duty, as during the night, is quiet and the relay will arrive soon. What are ten minutes! Silence has been his company until now while he was watching, as if he were a clockmaker, all the geometry of the streets, some hurried shapes walking and avoiding the night's abandonment, and some other vehicles which were not strangers in that landscape.

We all are one

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

We all are one

When the second lieutenant was ordered to relieve the Infantry section in Najaf, he knew that this time, it was not his support weapons section's turn; but because of guard and escort reasons, apart from fate, always moving around, all of them were taken to a destination that they did not expect at all. For them, base Al Andalus in Najaf was a break; they would stop making escorts during a lot of hours, and they would provide security in a small and quite base. They called it "the spa" because during one week their tasks consisted in being in guard in turns of four hours, some casual escort, and the rest of the time was spent in doing sports and resting.

Yes to all

Monday, January 22, 2018

Yes to all

This question does not arise anymore: where will be written down the story of those soldiers which shared our days and who are tracing with their truths the most modern epic poem of the Spanish Army? Perhaps, poets and novelists will come soon in order to sum them up; however, in the meantime, their adventures will be collected in the newspaper Tierra. In Bamako (Mali) starts this story.