From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land, and sea.

Thus begins the United States Marine Corps Hymn. Happy Birthday Marines.

And let me give a special shout out to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112, the Cowboys. My ability to write stories about people who serve in a speculative futuristic version of the unit is only possible because Marines and others put on a uniform and devoted their lives to defending the freedom of others.

Thank you for serving.