Here is a picture of all of my brothers.
These are my brothers.
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
Lost But Not Forgotten
By Donna Hammerbacher
Memories linger in the mind,
Recalling time gone by;
Deeds of good, some of bad,
All captured with a sigh.
I see him moving as in a cloud,
Tall and confident;
His essence bright I shield my eyes,
I know not where he went.
The door bell sounds and brings me back,
I recognize the dress;
Two uniforms pristine and proud,
Brothers of the best.
They gently introduce themselves,
My eyes are filled with tears;
He died with honor for his country,
A sacrifice so dear.
He touched the face of God today,
His spirit cleansed and pure;
The angels lift him with their wings,
Feeling pain no more.
His letters now I put away,
His voice I'll hear forever;
The time will come, my precious child,
Once more we'll be together.