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At Tripoli —Part I - Veterans' Tales
Fix Bayonets! by Mustang The opening line of the Marine Corps Hymn is, “From the Halls of Montezuma, To the Shores of Tripoli…” Whoever wrote the hymn has these events out of sequence, but I’ve tried it the other way around and it simply doesn’t work —so we will have to acknowledge some poetic license and I vote we keep the hymn the way it is now. The brevity of the refrain leads people to think that at some point, ...