RECON MARINE

You were just a boy

When you left a home

Full of joy

You joined the service

To become a Marine

And learn how to handle

A carbine

You went to school for Recon

You wanted to be more

Than the everyday Marine icon

You then went to 'Nam

And learned about napalm

You watched your brothers die

Now you seen their faces

In the sky

You lost your heart and love

Cause you no longer see

That peace dove

Today you and the nation frown

While your buddies are placed

In the ground

Today you are no longer a boy

But back home to that family

Full of joy

Tomorrow you march in stride

With your fellow Marines

Full of pride

Next week the President will shake

Your hand in honor

For you have been awarded

The Metal of Honor

The nation keeps praising

The one in the clouds

'Cause that Recon Marine

Has made us so proud

BY STAN (DOC) SELLERS

JAN. 2000

THIS POEM WAS WRITTEN IN HONOR AND RESPECT

FOR THE MEN OF THIRD RECON BATTALION

THIRD MARINE DIVISION

THAT SERVED IN VIET NAM.