eagle, globe & anchor
About the Corps
by Cpl. Robert L. Cook
Jan 1942–Sep 1945

​I’ve written about the Corps
from now to days of yore
leaving hardly a stone unturned.
From the days of bloody battle
to days of fear and tears,
we have stood and been
counted with the best.

When the world has trouble
we are called up
on the double
to put the matter
to rest, be it
in our back yard
or on some foreign shore,
we’re there to do our best.

Though I am old and grey,
I shall always bless the day
that I became a
United States Marine.
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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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