by Cpl. Robert Lin Cook
Jan 1942-Sep 1945

I took a trip
the other day
down through the
mid of USA.
The October air
was clean and cool,
the colors were bright
as was the rule.

The way was smooth
the roads were good
no maniacs
on the route.
'Twas pleasant 
to just roll along,
I even whistled
a favorite song.

The colors of both
red and gold
and green, yellow
and of blue
seemed familiar
to my eye as
they would to you.

Red stands out boldly
on uniforms of blue,
the gold on
shiny buttons
against the azure hue,
the yellow of our chevrons
are sunny and so bright.
The many greens of nature
are in our camis, too.

All in all
the beauty of fall
we wear in
prideful array, the
colors of our uniforms
stand out in parade.

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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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