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Departed U.S. Marines of the Korean DMZ, Section 1


William G Arvin

Ed escorting captured demarcation line crossers to interrogation

William Glenn “Ed” Arvin was born September 4, 1935 in Martin County, Indiana to Wilburn and Edith Parsons Arvin. He married Mary Alice Fegan on February 23, 1957. Ed died July 27, 2004 in Jasper, Indiana.  Ed was an American, a Marine, a firefighter, and a farmer. We need more Ed Arvins.

William Glenn Arvin is buried at: St Martin's Catholic Cemetery, Loogootee, IN 47553

The Marine

We all came together,
Both young and old
To fight for our freedom,
To stand and be bold.

In the midst of all evil,
We stand our ground,
And we protect our country
From all terror around.

Peace and not war,
Is what some people say.
But I'll give my life,
So you can live the American way.

I give you the right
To talk of your peace.
To stand in your groups,
and protest in our streets.

But still I fight on,
I don't fuss, I don't whine.
I'm just one of the people!
Who is doing your time.

I'm harder than nails,
Stronger than any machine.
I'm the immortal soldier,
I'm a U.S. MARINE!

So stand in my shoes,
And leave from your home.
Fight for the people who hate you,
With the protests they've shown.

Fight for the stranger,
Fight for the young.
So they all may have,
The greatest freedom you've won.

Fight for the sick,
Fight for the poor
Fight for the cripple,
Who lives next door.

But when your time comes,
Do what I've done.
For if you stand up for freedom,
You'll stand when the fight's done

By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert, US Marine Corps


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United States Marines

Defending Civilization

 . . . again!