Combat Soldiers Lament

This ETO has changed a lot
Since we fired that final shot,
Here, my boy’s the situation–
You’re now the Army of Occupation.

Yes, the echelons now are all rear
All over the ETO you’ll here,
All day, each day from eight till four
“Get in step”, Hut, two, three, four,

No more pettin’ pretty lasses
No more winkin’ or makin’ passes,
At least there’s not, if your wise
Because old Ike says “Don’t fraternize”.

Now there’s a shine upon my boot
And there’s a snap in my salute,
And I’m not allowed my gun to shoot
Boys I tell you - Alles Kaput.

T/5 James H “Leftfoot” “CBI” Frame (Junior)
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