Tradition holds that the words to the Marines' Hymn were written by a Marine serving in Mexico. In truth, the author of the words remains unknown. Its origins notwithstanding, the hymn saw widespread use by the Copyright ownership of the hymn
I took part in this Marine Corps hell. I was never ready to quit. That was never an option. Death would be an option before quiting. And, the pain never went away. I have no regrets. Semper Fi, my brothers and sisters.