On the poster that I read
It said the Army builds men
So they're tearing me down
To build me over again.
I'm just a dogface soldier with a rifle on my shoulder,
And I eat a Kraut for breakfast every day. . . .*
These carefree lines, sung to an um-te-te-um melody, have rated an unofficial military citation. The 3rd Division's commanding officers claim that Dogface Soldier is partially responsible for the weatherbeaten cheerfulness of their men, who last week mopped up Rhineland fortresses in Alsace, still singing after 365 days of continual fighting in Italy...