The Combat Engineers
We are the Corps of Engineers,
The forts we build are made to stand for ever
We are fighting pioneers,
The Army rolls on roads of our endeavor.
Casements and bridges of steel,
Or mines that blow the foe to eternity;
We are THE COMBAT ENGINEERS,
We are the Essayons Fraternity.
Note: This was submitted to & published in The Military Engineer, the “Journal of the Society of American Military Engineers” in its March 1944 edition (Vol.36, No.221).