The Marine

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    THE MARINE
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    > We all came together,
    > Both young and old.
    > To fight for our freedom,
    > To stand and be bold.
    > In the midst of all evil,
    > We stand our ground,
    > And we protect our country
    > From all terror around.
    > Peace and not war,
    > Is what some people say.
    > But I'll give my life,
    > So you can live the American way.
    > I give you the right
    > To talk of your peace.
    > To stand in your groups,
    > and protest in our streets.
    > But still I fight on,
    > I don't bitch, I don't whine.
    > I'm just one of the people
    > Who is doing your time.
    > I'm harder than nails,
    > Stronger than any machine.
    > I'm the immortal soldier,
    > I'm a US MARINE!
    > So stand in my shoes,
    > And leave from your home.
    > Fight for the people who hate you,
    > With the protests they've shown.
    > Fight for the stranger,
    > Fight for the young.
    > So they all may have,
    > The greatest freedom you've won.
    > Fight for the sick,
    > Fight for the poor.Fight for the cripple,
    > Who lives next door.
    > But when your time comes,
    > Do what I've done.
    > For if you stand up for freedom,
    > You'll stand when the fight's done.
    >
    By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert
    US Marine
    USS SAIPAN, PERSIAN GULF
    March 23, 2003

    Hey Dad!
    Do me a favor and label this "The Marine" and send it to everybody on
    your email list. Even leave this letter in it. I want this rolling all over the
    U.S. I want every home reading it. Every eye seeing it. And every heart to
    feel it.. So can you please send this for me? I would but my email time
    isn't that long and I don't have much time anyway. You know what Dad? I
    wondered what it would be like to truly understand what JFK said in his
    inaugural speech. "When the time comes to lay down my life for my country,
    I do not cower from this responsibility. I welcome it."

    Well, now I know. And I do. Dad, I welcome the opportunity to do what I
    do. Even though I have left behind a beautiful wife, and I will miss! !
    the birth of our first born child, I would do it 70 times over to fight for
    the place that God has made for my home.

    I love you all and I miss you very much. I wish I could be there when
    Sandi has our baby, but tell her that I love her, and Lord willing, I will
    be coming home soon. Give Mom a great big hug from me and give one to
    yourself too.

    Aaron

    In memory of

    SSGT. Thomas P. Stewart U.S.M.C.

    SSGT. James J. Beals U.S.M.C.
     
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    Sent, Jarhead!
     
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    When it was forwarded to me I felt compelled to send it out to all my friends!

    I will gladly hold the door for this jarhead when he returns from the dirt sea!
     

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