As a huge fan of the expanded canon, I was inspired by the post of another forum goer in another thread, so I decided I wanted to share something I thought was cool with all the other Gears' heads out there. Might not appeal to everyone or you might think it's retarded. I don't care---here's something you might enjoy with the right context...
Who is the 26th RTI you ask? Go here! http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/26t...Tyran_Infantry
"Before we even washed or ate, we took care of Gil..."
"...Made sure he got a proper funeral. He deserved that much, at least."
"Before E-day, we used to bury the dead..."
"...but there wasn't much space left in Jacinto for plots or cemeteries."
"and even moreso..."
"There was no damn way we were ever gonna put our people into the ground again."
"Beneath us was hell."
"Heaven's above...and that's where we all deserve to be."
"To the Twenty-Sixth Royal Tyran Infantry."
"Two-Six RTI. The Unvanquished."
— Col.Victor Hoffman and Sgt.Bernadette Mataki, toasting the 26th RTI
From the swamps of Aspho Fields,
To the shores of Ostrini;
We fight for Freedom and Liberty.
Gears take to air, land, and sea.
First to the war, to the last we will fight.
Duty bound, we give our best:
We are proud to claim the title
Gears of the 26th Royal Tyran Infantry.
Our flag flies from shore to shore
From the waning hours of dawn, to the setting sun;
We've shed blood in every foreign land
Clutching a rifle in hand;
In the far-off barren lands
And forest-covered mountains;
You will always find Gears on the job;
Here's to the best of the best,
Which are always proud to serve;
In many battles we have fought for our lives
Not a single man quit his job;
If the Navy and Air Calvary ever fall;
Citizens of the Coalition should be proud to know,
The streets will be guarded
By the Two-Six R-T-I.
-Dedicated to the 26th RTI; based on the Marines' Hymn. Made on the spot by AdamFenix.