Mudcat Café message #2526949 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17941   Message #2526949
Posted By: GUEST,Peg W.
29-Dec-08 - 06:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Into the Air (Junior Birdmen)
Subject: RE: Origins: Into the Air (Junior Birdmen)
I should have said in my previous post that the West Point song was "On brave old Army team...." I was seven when WWII broke out and my friends and I learned the words to all the military songs. My favorite was "The Marine Hymn" which may have been an omen - I ended up marrying a Navy corpsman who was in the the Fleet Marine Force, attached to the 3rd Marine Division in the Battle of Iwo Jima. When we sing the hymn at various Marine Corps League functions I never need the "cheat sheet." I still remember all three stanzas and it still brings tears to my eyes.