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Thursday, March 17, 2005

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, check out the history of the 69th Infantry...the "Fighting 69th."

I am proud to be the descendent of one of this unit's brave Civil War heroes.

"Who have never retreated from clash of spears"
May those who love us, love us.
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he cannot turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping.

An Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And, until we meet again ...
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Top of the morning my loving troop

You're a great GI in a mighty group

To me you're as cool as one can be

The best of the lot, they all must see

Do put on a brogue and do your thing

If you feel the urge, a tune you'll sing

And If you can't find some green to wear

Just pull out the bucks, green backs I swear

Watch for that Leprechaun, "Patio Door"

Of course he's no match for you I'm sure

You may see his friend, "Old Patio Tool"

He'd not stack up to how you could rule

Now tell me the truth, ain't this so grand

The Emerald Isle, perched in your hand

May St. Patrick's Day hold loads of fun

Through laughter and joy for everyone

God Bless you on this and each new day

You make me so proud, my troop to stay

©2005Roger J. Robicheau