In memory of L/Cpl E.A. Schroeder
KIA Iraq 08/02/05
From the mountains to the prairies to the oceans white with foam,
We may not make it back here but be sure we made it home.
You may sorely miss us as your lives are rearranged,
You see, we’ve had a transfer and our orders have been changed.
Not fighting in some desert land beneath a burning sun,
I fear no desperate bomber or some sniper’s deadly gun.
And God will ease the pain you feel as you must say goodbye,
‘Cause still He’s always faithful-as we say, “Semper Fi.”
Some day you’ll understand it when you look on Heavens’ scenes,
And find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.
M.K. Mull 08/03/05