Eternal Patrol

Shipmates on eternal patrol
He was a submariner, America’s best.
He proudly wore dolphins upon his brave chest.
With the sound of the klaxon and the order to dive,
He went deep beneath the ocean to keep peace alive.
As the Nation’s sentinel in Poseidon’s domain,
His vigil he stood and never complained.
When the klaxon sounded for his very last dive,
He slid silently under to be at God’s side.
He will be missed by his loved ones, but his shipmates know,
He now serves in God’s Navy on his Final Patrol.
The Subman
Michael Arterburn MT2(SS)
USS. Ulysses S. Grant SSBN 631 Gold