by Cpl. Robert Lin Cook
Jan 1942-Sep 1945

From the bar in Tuns Tavern
to Iraq's desert sand,
we've fought our nation’s battles
in almost every land.
We've never had
a full retreat,
we've never ran in fear.
We've always kept
our honor and
conscience clear.

If you look at all our victories
you'll see why we prevail,
we have never lost
the will to fight on
a beach or on a trail.

May our nation be in the right,
may she keep her morals clean,
may she always bear the banner
of United States Marines.
They are symbols of
a mighty force and
 of justice they pursue,
may they always bear the title of
United States Marines.

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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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Tuns Tavern Tune
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