William R McElroy was born on October 10, 1934 and died September 16, 2001. He hailed from Providence, Rhode Island and died there. He had a booming voice and an infectious laugh. He was a DMZ GREAT GUY and will be missed.
Semper Fidelis McElroy!
He was just a common Marine and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict,
Then we find the Marines part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his day.