by Cpl. Robert Lin Cook
Jan 1942-Sep 1945

I am an ancient warrior
I've been through
shot and shell,
I have no fear of dying
I’ve spent my time 
in hell.

On battle fields
now far away
I've trod the 
bloody ground,
I've marked the place
where comrades fell,
in my heart
'twill always dwell.

When bugles sound
over hallowed ground
and I am laid to rest,
let it be said
I did my best to
keep our nation sound.

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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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