We received our deployment orders this past Sunday. We are to report to northern New York in less than two days time. They say we will face an enemy there that has the capability to attack from the sky. Word is floating around camp that two brothers in western Ohio developed technology that allows soldiers to soar through the clouds. I won't believe it until I see the machines with my own eyes.
I have also discovered their side is providing refuge for a soldier who defected from our side years ago. Although I appreciate what he was able contribute to our cause while he was with us, no one in our platoon will feel remorse for defeating the former comrade.
Should we advance past these flying soldiers, an enemy may await us with defenses the likes of which we have not yet seen nor conquered. They are notorious for utilizing unique defense formations and having an immense supply of oranges at the ready. They should have no problem defeating their first opponent; the horses approaching from Michigan in rowboats will be no match for these citrus warriors.
Despite our accuracy being amiss for much of the war, I have faith that our mettle and resiliency will carry us through the toughest battles that lay before us. Yes, the battles have been numerous over the last few months but the war is only now intensifying. It appears half of the platoons remaining will fall with each passing day. Pray that our defenses remain strong and our aim become pure.
All my love,
Thaddeus Michael Matta