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The Marines Hymn in 1942

Sergeant Alfred Edward Lewis, U.S. Marine Corps and former Washington Post reporter, leaps high into the air in this picture taken during his basic training at the Marine Corps base at Parris Island, South Carolina, in 1942. Sergeant Lewis was a fighting reporter in a combat area for the Division of Public Relations, U.S. Marine Corps. Photo from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. Taken by Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection.

From Americana Collection Vocal (1942 edition). Listen at You tube Video

From the Halls of Montezuma

To the shores of Tripoli;

We fight our country's battles

In the air, on land, and sea;

First to fight for right and freedom

And to keep our honor clean;

We are proud to claim the title

Of United States Marine.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze

From dawn to setting sun;

We have fought in every clime and place

Where we could take a gun;

In the snow of far-off Northern lands

And in sunny tropic scenes,

You will find us always on the job

The United States Marines.

Here's health to you and to our Corps

Which we are proud to serve;

In many a strife we've fought for life

And never lost our nerve.

If the Army and the Navy

Ever look on Heaven's scenes,

They will find the streets are guarded

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