#1
my friend you'd never guess what they strapped to my chest
heres a hint its not my heart, they said its a new start
they said ill become a man, they said ill see my family again

Ill die for a cause, for a god, and when all hope is gone ill be your light

all i breath are the words you speak your the answer to all my prayers
and as i fall i know that ill be saved, by stars and stripes

Soon ill be leaving here another year another
Will i make it home, will i be left to die alone
maybe this kid will know, this kid that seems to glow

maybe when my body burns, their smiles will twist and turn, and they'll realize that i had a life

all i breath are the words you speak your the answer to all my prayers
and as i fall i know that ill be saved, by stars and stripes

this is the last time we'll talk, and mom I'm comin home... in a wooden box
#2
Just a note that I think the (is it a chorus) 'light' bit near the beginning would be really good if you scrapped the bit after it and wrote 'i'll go up in stars and stripes'.

I thought the ending was weak, too. With some editing this could be a great take on something lots of people write about, but I think at the moment it's only a tad better than generic.
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!