Bury me next to a Marine,
When my time comes to an end,
So I can spend eternity
Beside my brother and friend.
I’ve served beside them for years,
And they inspired me every day,
They’ve never ask for anything’
So a debt I can never repay.
None of them served for money,
None for glory or fame,
But they’ve served in every clime and place,
Heroes with but one name.
No will ever out do them,
Their honor is never outdone,
They will go down in history’
As America’s favorite sons.
Marines will never fail you,
And their guard will never cease,
Please bury me next to a Marine,
So I may rest in peace.
Written by Robert L. Owens, a 2nd Class Corpsman serving with Marines in Iraq.