I wouldn’t give a bean...
[2 of 18]

to be a fancy pants Marine.
[3 of 18]

I’d rather be a...
[4 of 18]

Dog Face Soldier like I am.
[5 of 18]

I wouldn’t trade my old ODs...
[6 of 18]

for all the Navy dungarees,
[7 of 18]

for I’m the walking pride

of Uncle Sam.
[8 of 18] On all the posters that I read

it says, “Be all that you can,”
[9 of 18]

...so they're tearing me down...
[10 of 18]

to build me over again.
[11 of 18]

I’m just a Dog Face Soldier...
[12 of 18]

with a rifle on my shoulder,
[13 of 18]

...and I eat raw meat...
[14 of 18]

for breakfast e’v’ry day.
[15 of 18]

So feed me ammunition...
[16 of 18]

Keep me in the Third Division.
[17 of 18]

Your Dog Face Soldier’s a-okay!

All images in this thread are of 3rd ID Soldiers, as follows:

1: Camp Greene, NC, 1917
2: Camp Greene Library, 1918
3. France, WWI
4. 1919
5-7: WWII
8-9: Korean War
10-13: Cold War, Germany, 1958 to 1971
14: 2003 Invasion of Iraq
15: GWOT, Afghanistan
16-18: Current Day

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