by Cpl. Robert Lin Cook
Jan 1942–Sep 1945

 I look upon this emblem
that represents the Corps,
the Eagle, Globe and Anchor,
and what it stands for.
It stands for courage
to face an enemy.
It stands for love
of country,
to keep the nation free.
It marks the band
of brothers
that stands
the test of time.
For we all stand together
in one unbroken line
from Tun Tavern
to posts on
land and sea.
The Corps stands ready
to fight for our country
so stand and listen
to our song that
tells of gallantry
of men who carried on
and kept the nation

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The author: Robert Lin Cook served with Regimental Weapons Co. (2d-2d) from 1942–44, at Guadalcanal and Tarawa during a 33-month overseas tour.

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