by Cpl. Robert Lin Cook
Jan 1942-Sep 1945

Mr. Higgins built a boat
I'd say it was first class,
it wasn't much for lookin'
and it wasn't very fast.

But when it came to landings
and you're headin' for the wall,
it was good to have beneath you
when you answered to the call.

I've had them waiting far below me
when I scrambled down the net,
there in all that darkness.
Was I scared? Well, you bet!

And if ol' Mister Higgins,
is alive in this here day,
let's give him a party
just so we can say,
"Many thanks, Mister Higgins.
You've done yourself real proud!"

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The author: Robert Lin Cook served with Reg. Weapons Co. (2d-2d) from 1942-44, at Guadalcanal and Tarawa during a 33-month overseas tour.

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