James "Kimo" Andrews

VMO-6 "Klondike" (UH-1E) MAG-36, 1st MAW, 12/66--12/67

VMA-311 "Tomcats" (A-4E) MAG-11, 1st MAW, 10/70--5/71


Haiku is one of the most important forms of traditional Japanese poetry.

Modern day haiku is a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables; whereas traditional forms also included a seasonal theme. The haiku should be read slowly and out loud

Haiku-poems can describe almost anything, but you seldom find themes that are too complicated for normal people's recognition and understanding...yet, for those who have special insights, the expressions of a few elements of essence are enough to conjure entire realms of unique life.


"Cold" Recon Inserts,
"Hot" Emergency Extracts.
Normal S O P


Too close to whisper...
...one click for "yes", two for "no"...
"Brothers of the Bush"


Recon Teams said that
approaching rotor sounds meant
death had been cheated

One phrase: "Corpsman Up!"
The legacy that defines
Honor and Valor
Recon...their name is
their honor...and nothing more
need be said...Recon

Recon Marines pause...
they lift glasses--they bow heads...
fallen friends in mind