by Cpl. Robert Lin Cook
Jan 1942-Sep 1945

Our warriors have been
gone too long and
yearn for the hills of home,
their duty expectations
have come and they gone.

They've done their best
to thwart the foe and
like other times
in the past have
faced superior numbers
of which they are aghast.

They're not likely
to complain,
it's their way in war.
They stand and fight
with mighty might
and with faith endure
so bring them home
to us, Oh Lord,
we humbly do implore
for they have earned 
their nation’s pride
and should war 
no more.

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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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