Lance Corporal Jesse Tillery of Vesper was killed in Anwar Province in Iraq. His family was notified on Sunday. He was a Graduate of Wisconsin Rapids High School.
In honor of Jesse Tillery I am reprinting this:
Ode To A Marine ...
(also know as St. Peter's Poem)
You can have your Army khaki,
You can have your Navy blue,
But there is still another fighter,
I will introduce to you.
His uniform is different,
the finest ever seen.
The Hun's called him Devil dog,
But his real name's Marine.
He trained at San Diego
The land that God forgot.
Where the sand is 14 inches deep.
And the sun is scorching hot.
He has set many a table,
And many a dish he dried.
He also learned to make a bed,
And a broom, he sure can guide!
He has peeled a million onions,
And twice as many spuds.
He also spends his leisure time
In washing out his duds.
Now girls, take a little tip,
I'm handing it to you.
Just grab yourself a good Marine,
For there's nothing he can't do!
And when he gets to heaven,
To St. Peter he will tell
"Another Marine reporting Sir,
I've served my time in hell!"