THE FIGHTING 196th

THE UNITED STATES IS PROOOUD OF THEM
FOUR THOUSAND TOP FIGHTING MEN (repeat)

BRIGADE OF SOLDIERS BRAE AND TRUE
MORALE HIGH AND SPIRIT TOO
THE 196th GOES ALL THE WAY
GIVE THEIR LIVES TO BE FREE TODAY

TRADING FIRE ON AN UNKNOWN LAND
TO FIGHT IN FEAR WITH MIGHTY HAND
EXPERT TRAINED IN JUNGLE WAR,
TO FIGHT ON LANDS BOTH NEAR AND FAR
-CHORUS-
MADE OF MEN OF MANY RACES
CONQUER ANYTHING IT FACES
FIGHT TOGETHER TO THE END
THE 196TH IS MADE OF MEN

THE 196TH THE BEST AROUND
NOT A BETTER SOLDIER CAN BE FOUND
SAILED ON SEAS TO A FOREIGN LAND
TO GIVE THE NEED A HELPING HAND

NO ENEMY WILL CONQUER THEE
FOR THEY'RE FIGHTING TO BE FREE
COMBAT READY TO THE TOP
ALL THE WAY THEY CANNOT STOP (chorus)

WILL BE SOON THE BATTLE WON
THE 196TH WILL BE THE ONE
TO FIGHT FOR LIBERTY TODAY
THIS TOP BRIGADE IS ON THE WAY

THE UNITED STATES IS PROUD OF THEM
FOUR THOUSAND TOP FIGHTING MEN (repeat 3 tines)

words by : Peter H. Gagne HHc 2/1 Inf.
Music by : Karl m Penke & Robert Jennings A Cp 2/1 Inf.

dedicated to the men of the 196th Brigade
                    A special Thank you to
Joe Depover, 175th Engineer for submitting this song