Cpl Roman F. Klick 36620923
Co "A", 353rd Engr Regt
A.P.O. #502, c/o Postmaster
San Francisco, California
August 4, 1943


They've a song about the Army,
    The Navy and Marines,
They've got one for the Air Corps,
    The whole darn works, it seems.

But they've never taken trouble
    Though we've served them all for years,
To even write a verse or two,
    For the Corps of Engineers.

We built their roads and air fields,
    Their pipe lines and their camps,
From underground munition dumps,
    To concrete loading ramps.

Railroads, dams and bridges,
    Electric power lines,
Canals and docks and harbors,
    Even coal and iron mines.

But the Engineers aren't kicking,
    For when the Army's moving in,
We know it's just another place,
    Where we've already been.

Before the Army got there,
    We had to break the ground,
And build it all to suit their needs,
    Solid, safe and sound.

If the Army and the Navy,
    Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded,
    By the United States Marines.

Now who will guard the streets up there
    We aren't disposed to say,
But we offer this suggestion,
    If they look at things that way!
When Marines have taken over
    In the Land that knows no years,
We think they'll find it was all designed
    By the Corps of Engineers.