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|REMEMBER WORLD WAR|
When I think of Iwo Jima
And the praises that are said
Then I think of other battles
And the sacrifices made.
The minuscule forces of the Marine Corp
Were a part of the victory
While the Army did a large share
Without laurels sung in history.
The marines had a small force
That was sent out Pacific way,
The Army's count was millions,
Over half the world took sway.
Yes, the Marines fought some battles,
But should theyt receive all the praise?
The Army also fought some vicious battles
Where such lauding wasn't raised.
There was other fights just as horrible
In those days of world war Two,
AtCassino,Anzio, and other places
Until the end came, battles through.
Sometimes losses were mind boggling
But there was never much ado,
They just carried on the battles,
Army Infantry pushed on through.
Those who fought these terrible battles
Seemed to know just what we had to do,
We all know what we accomplished
When we fought for country and for you.
we don't need to have the glory
Like the Marine Corp seem to do,
We, ourselves will know our merits
Without having to ask you.
Our dead has long since smoldered,
Some in graves so far away,
Those we always will remember
For they helped us save the day.
To the men we still remember
As our buddies and our friends
Who gave everything for their country,
You know our love for them will never end.
So, we all fought for our nation
Trying our best to do our part,
We should all share the honor
That some people might impart.
Oris M. Gentry
February 28, 1995