Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Houston, TX
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Here's the Fidler's Green I know - I was in the 1st Cav in RVN 68-69
Halfway down the trail to Hell, in a shady meadow green
Are the Souls of all dead troopers camped, near a good old-time canteen.
And this eternal resting place is known as Fiddlers' Green.
Marching past, straight through to Hell the Infantry are seen. >>
Accompanied by the Engineers, Artillery and Marines,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen dismount at Fiddlers' Green.
Though some go curving down the trail to seek a warmer scene.
No trooper ever gets to Hell ere he's emptied his canteen.
And so rides back to drink again with friends at Fiddlers' Green.
And so when man and horse go down beneath a saber keen,
Or in a roaring charge of fierce melee you stop a bullet clean,
And the hostiles come to get your scalp, just empty your canteen,
And put your pistol to your head and come to Fiddlers' Green.>>
s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.