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Marine Wrote “Battling Boys of Benghazi” Poem-Authorship Confirmed!

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Marine Wrote “Battling Boys of Benghazi” Poem-Authorship Confirmed!

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Marine Wrote “Battling Boys of Benghazi” Poem-Authorship Confirmed!

Summary of eRumor:

A former Marine wrote a poem called “Battling Boys of Benghazi” about the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

The Truth:

It’s true that a man named John Edwin Roberts, who identifies himself as a former Navy SEAL, wrote the “Battling Boys of Benghazi” poem.
The poem first appeared in San Diego Beach Life Magazine under the title “Battling Bastards of Benghazi” shortly after the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi in 2012.
It was inspired by a poem written during World War II. Frank Hewlett wrote “The Battling Bastards of Bataan” about American men who died while being held prisoner by the Japanese at Camp O’Donnell. The poem goes:

“We’re the battling bastards of Bataan;

No mama, no papa, no Uncle Sam.

No aunts, no uncles, no cousins, no nieces,

No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces.

And nobody gives a damn.

Nobody gives a damn.”

Emails with the “Battling Boys of Benghazi” poem usually say that the author is unknown, or that it is by Col. William Bauer. Both of those claims are wrong.
John Edwin Roberts wrote the poem about two former Navy SEALS who were killed in the Benghazi attack. Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were working as SEALs contractors in Libya at the time and rushed to defend the consulate, CNN reports.
John Edwin Roberts also wrote an editorial about Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty which was appeared in San Diego Beach Life Magazine.

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Collected on: 04/02/2015

“A bump in the road” ….
Remember that calloused statement?
Do you recall the President referring to the Benghazi incident as “a bump in the road”???
Today I heard an ex-Navy Seal being interviewed on Fox News regarding a book he has written about how to handle crisis situations in our lives. At the end of the interview he asked if he could make a comment on Benghazi , and of course the anchor said “yes.”
He then thanked Fox News for keeping the Benghazi story in the news, since other news organizations are not. He said the Seals who died deserve the public knowing the truth about the whole affair.
The following poem was written by an anonymous Marine Corps officer:


We’re the battling boys of Benghazi ,
no fame, no glory, no paparazzi !

Just a fiery death in a blazing hell,
defending our country we loved so well.

It wasn’t our job, but we answered the call, fought to the Consulate and scaled the wall.

We pulled twenty countrymen from the jaws of fate
Led them to safety and stood at the gate.

Just the two of us and foes by the score,
But we stood fast to bar the door.

Three calls for reinforcement, but all were denied,
So we fought and we fought and we fought ’til we died.

We gave our all for our Uncle Sam,
But Barack and Hillary didn’t give a damn.

Just two dead Seals who carried the load
No thanks to us…we were just

“Bumps In The Road” .

So, will this reach every American with a computer? Or do we act like the press and give a pass to the incompetent people who literally sat there in the White House and watched the Seals’ execution on live streaming video and did absolutely nothing?
The Obama Administration obviously won’t be held accountable because they
apparently accept Hilary Clinton’s assessment …