Baptisms of fire
I’ve watched all your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
From Brothers-in-arms: 'They came in peace' by Lance Cpl. Jeffrey A. Cosola.
Originally posted 23 October, 2005.
Update 23 October 2012, from Jeremy in comments.
Update 23 October 2013, from Stars & Stripes: Beirut bombing survivor: 'The worst part for me is that nobody remembers'