Overloaded landing crafts, all in a row,
standing room only
for lionhearted Marines
not thinking of tomorrow.
Marine warriors, all in a row,
assaulting the beach,
take it before dark,
or die trying.
Marine tents, all in a row,
days of discipline and routine.
Morning sick call, treating all,
all except broken hearts.
Marines standing, all in a row,
so many faiths, only one prayer.
Get us home.
Five Marines plus one, all in a row,
raising the American flag
over an Pacific island
called Iwo Jima.
Six thousand Marine graves, all in a row,
I am here. Never give up.