Now, it truly was over. Cautiously, we engaged the tracks and approached the burnt-out church. We surveyed our targets. The missile track also burned from our own missile impact. Many of the Albanian armor crews survived, we can see them running away. I could order Pavel to kill them with the coaxial 12.7mm machine gun, but we have been butchers enough for one day.
Do you ever feel like that, sister?
We do what we must. But in the army, death is personal and it is always near. And on each end of the Rapira, we are the same, after all. The Americans have a saying: It is well that war is so horrible, else we would become too fond of it. I hope to never become fond of it. Soon, I hope to be back in the Rodina, with my brother tankers, and with my family near. If I must do this, I prefer it to be in defense of my home and not trying to keep those bent on killing one another apart.
Take care, and I will see you soon.
Love, your little brother, Sergei
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