A Marine, A Brother: A Marine Has Died Today!

A Marine, A Brother
by Gary Arney USMC 1966-69 7th FMF, 5/28th

A Marine Has Died Today! He was born of the womb, and raised by his parents. It could have been that his dad and his grand dad were Marines, but A Marine Has Died Today! He played cowboys and Indians and Army with his friends in his youth, he played sports and chased the girls In High School, But A Marine Has Died Today! He was too young to drive and too young to drink, but old enough to kill and to die. He may have volunteered, he may have been drafted, but he fought not just for his country but for himself and for his friends, A Marine Has Died Today! He went to a place called Boot Camp-a place where he learned how to march, learned the history of weapons, and learned about himself. He worked hard and was yelled at a lot; he was broken down and rebuilt like a motor being worked on and fixed stronger than it was before. He went to school to learn his trade-the art of killing, the art of caring, and the art of being cared for. A Marine Has Died Today! He may have died in combat, he may have died at home, but as long as we never forget him he will never truly die!! A Marine Has Died Today!

Semper Fi Marine
I will never forget
A Marine

Saepe Exertus, Semper Fidelis, Frater Infinita
Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever

By
Gary Arney USMC 1966-69 7th FMF, 5/28th
4/2/2007

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