Karl Clark Lippard


Dear Lord,

Thank you for the life you bestowed upon us,
and the opportunity in life to serve others.

We ask that you bless those we have left behind,
and comfort them in the knowledge that we died well.

Yet in death our spirit soars,
in our flag our honor waves,
and preserved in every Marine Sword,
the legacy of our deeds.

May we meet again on that field where Warriors meet,
in that place known only to God

Go now,
I humbly ask,
and prepare a place for me.