Del “Abe” Jones


These four young Men from our State
Have paid the Price, Supreme
They gave their All in the Pursuit
Of Freedom, every Man’s dream.

They did what all Marines would do
And have since the Corps began
They stood Tall and gave their Lives
To Protect their fellow man.

This small Tribute that we give
For those Heroes in our Heart:
While we know they would say,
“Just doin’ our job! Our part!”

Author’s Note: I wrote the preceding after receiving the following:

My husband and I are hosting a Marine Corps Ball in remembrance of 4 young Marines from our state that were killed in battle and we were wondering if we could use your poem. We may put it on a plaque for the families of these brave young men. Credit will be given to you.

Thank you
Sherry Johnson