View Full Version : "A Marine PFC"

01-14-03, 12:50 PM
Author; Unknown (circa 1945)

Well, the Marine Corps has done it again,The war is now over,
There'll be no more fighting We're sitting in clover
Since old "Dugout Doug" (In the company of God)
Has landed at last on Japanese sod.

Yes, MacArthur has arrived on the scene
On a road that was won By the United States Marines.
Yes, MacArthur arrived with his big ultimatum
And his five general stars, though he doesn't rate 'em
In his fteshly pressed khaki and his ninety buck hat
And a corset to hide his abdominal fat.

In his custom made shoes With a spit-polish gleaming,
And his Hollywood profile for the cameras beaming,
He stepped from his plane just as proud as could be,
And the first thing he saw ... Was a Marine PFC

Old Doug made a speech, And he told the wide world
How he and his "doggies" Our flag had unfurled
O'er the soil of Japan And when he had done it,
The "Gyrene" just grinned, he knew who had won it.

The Emperor arrived, And bowed down to the deck,.
Not to MacArthur, To the big Leathemeck.
While MacArthur was settling his jealous throes,
The Marine went to shack up with Tokyo Rose.

The brass hats then left for the USS Missouri.
To sign the surrender they were all in a hurry.
They all signed the pact, But it wasn't official,
The Marine PFC had't signed his initial.

The Generals and Admiral then started a search
The whole delegation was left in a lurch.
They found him at last in his salty white khaki,
On the Emperor's throne drinking the old man's sake.

That's what really happened out there they all know it.
Though the news reels and papers
Most likely won't show it.
In the future you'll read in a U.S. History
And the truth will show up
Through the present day mystery.

And where is MacArthur, Well, we don't like to tell'
But he's in a place the Marines all know well.
For he's now down in "Dago" and trying to be
Promoted from General to Marine PFC.



01-14-03, 03:14 PM
Where's the punch line?

If you're straying fron the truth, there MUST be a punchline.

No punchline? Then it must be a true story.