by Cpl. Robert Lin Cook
Jan. 42-Sept. 45

A Marine is a Marine
where e'er he may go,
be he dressed in civvies
or the uniform
we all know,
be he fresh from
boot camp,
or a veteran on the go.

You will find him
dressed so neatly
be it khaki,
or blues.
If he's wearing overalls
he'll look that way too.

You can count on him in crisis,
he'll be there all the way,
be he in a battle
or a crash along the way.
He keeps his head about him,
he's cool beneath it all,
he knows he's a winner
because it's his style.

I'm so glad the nation
seems to favor
 us Marines,
they know they can
count on us to
keep the nation free.
If you can find another Corps
that can best us in the field,
we'll surrender
to that force and
vow no more to yield.

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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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