10th Mountain Division I stood
Battle dress Army fatigues
Five mile morning runs
Drill Sergeants putting you down
Forward leaning rests
Flutter kicks often
Writing letters when permitted
Encouraging your battle buddy
M-16 is your best friend
Never left your side
Dare not leave your friend
Accept the punishment that abide
Firing range
Gas chamber
Screaming! “Gas~Gas~Gas”
Cadence calls
Fifteen mile hike
Infamous obstacle course
Blisters on heels and toes
At the end of the challenge
We all stood and froze
Attention! Parade rest, At ease.
Pins and stripes received*

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