The New Breed
Written in 1966 by Brian Deatrick from 1st Force and Bob Schaefers
1) THE WORLD IS FULL OF VOLUNTEERS
OF BRAVE MEN QUICK TO DIE
SO MEN WILL BE FREE IN EVERY LAND
TO DEMONSTRATE AND CRY

THE FIGHTING MEN WHO'VE BRAVED THE WARS
FROM CHU LAI TO TRIPOLI
ARE THE LEATHERNECKS, THE DEVIL DOGS
A CORPS ---- BORN FOR VICTORY

2) THE FINEST OF ALL MARINES ARE FOUND
IN A SPECIAL COMPANY
WORKING WHERE NO OTHERS DARE
THEY FIND THE ENEMY

PATHFINDERS, RANGERS, SCUBA MEN
THE PARA-MARINES OF OLD
THESE ARE THE MEN OF FORCE RECON
NOW HEAR -----THEIR STORY TOLD

3) A NEW BREED PICKED FOR COURAGE
THEY GO IN TEAMS OF FOUR
AHEAD OF THE MIGHTY LANDING FORCE
TO OPEN SATAN'S DOOR

THEY LAUGH FULL IN THE FACE OF DEATH
IF EVER THEY ARE FOUND
DYING AS ONLY THE BRAVEST CAN
MARINES LIVE ---- ON WHAT THEY'VE FOUND

4) GENERAL WALT CALLED FOR HIS TOUGHEST MEN
HE HAD A PLACE FOR THEM TO GO
HE SENT THEM DOWN TO HELL'S BACKYARD
A PLACE THEY CALL BA-TO

THE CAMP WAS HELD BY THE GREEN BERETS
BUT NOT THE LAND OUTSIDE
BEFORE THEIR JOB WOULD BE COMPLETE
PARA-MARINES WOULD DIE

5) THESE SILENT AND ELUSIVE MEN
SLIPPED THROUGH THEIR ENEMIES
PURSUED BY A HARD-CORE REGIMENT
OF NORTH VIETNAMESE
THEY SET THE STAGE AND BLAZED THE TRAILS

SENT MARINES IN BY THE SCORE
CHARLIE WAS CHASED FROM HIS HIDING PLACE
TO RUN ----- FOREVERMORE

6) THE YOUNG MEN WEARING GOLDEN WINGS
THOUGH STILL IN DEATH THEY LIE
WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY
THE ONES FOR WHOM THEY DIED

WE'LL THANK THE LORD FOR FREEDOM
AND FOR OUR LIBERTY
AND FOR MEN LIKE THESE OF FORCE RECON
WHO KEEP OUR COUNTRY FREE

BRIAN L. DEATRICK
SKULKER
LCPL--(PFDD)--USMC