Christmas in the Corps: Holiday Stories and Poetry By and About Marines
This house was different, it was dark, it was dreary. I had found the home of a soldier, I could see that most clearly.
The soldier lay sleeping silent, alone. Curled up on the floor in his one-bedroom home. His face was so gentle, room in such disorder, Not at all how I pictured a U. Curled up on a poncho, a floor for a bed?
Then I realized the other families that I saw this night Out there lies the soldiers who are willing to fight. In the morning around the world, children would play Grown-ups would celebrate a bright Christmas day But they all enjoyed freedom, each month through the year, because of soldiers like the one lying here. The very thought brought a tear to my eye. My life is my God, my country, my Corps.
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I kept watch for hours, so silent and still. This guardian of honor, so willing to fight. Then the soldier rolled over with a voice soft and pure. The Original Poem, as printed in the December edition of "Leatherneck": 'Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone, In a one-bedroom house made of plaster and stone. I had come down the chimney, with presents to give and to see just who in this home did live. As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see, no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree. No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand. On the wall hung pictures of a far distant land.
With medals and badges, awards of all kind, a sobering thought soon came to my mind. This was the home of a U. And there he lay sleeping, silent, alone, Curled up on the floor in his one-bedroom home. He seemed so gentle, his face so serene, Not how I pictured a U.
Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed? His head was clean-shaven, his weathered face tan. I soon understood, this was more than a man.
Smashwords – About Andrew Bufalo, author of 'Christmas in the Corps'
Yet our men are out there fighting so that you can Christmas shop and such. So please be patient these days with those you zoom past. Just know that we all owe these people admiration so very great in advance. After getting on that plane many of these men and women may not be coming back home…. I wish for many secure and humorous moments and a watchful eye from the man on their left and right.
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For the fallen Marines who have gone to be with the angels in Heaven. Their story is of heroic tales Americans should always remember. Through this devastating , during and on and especially every 25th of December.
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