He's the one they call "Doc",
tending to those who need his care,
always putting others before himself,
whether in foreign land, sea or by air.
Here's his story, about the time he served,
and everyone needs to know,
Doc volunteered not once, not twice,
but three times to go.
Doc just finished his patrol,
and was headed back to base,
when he heard a loud explosion,
and his heart began to race.
Their humvee had hit an IED,
bomb fragments and glass filled the air,
seeing his fellow marines injured and dead,
was a sight he could not bear.
severely injured himself,
he crawled out of the rubble,
tending to those who needed him,
forgetting that he was also in trouble.
He saved many lives that day,
including his own,
he stayed by his marines,
so they knew they were not alone.
He is now known as a hero,
and a left leg amputee,
but that hasn't stopped him,
from following his dreams.
He's an inspiration to us all,
a true leader in fact,
because even after is recovery,
he tried his hardest to go back.
His biggest fear was not of death,
or the enemies on the other side,
he feared if he wasn't there,
he couldn't save another life.
he's navy on paper, but a marine at heart,
and always will be,
we salute and thank you,
semper fi, marine.