THE MILITARY ENGINEER

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. - AL I:40

"That April Lt. Grady McMurtry submitted a poem/song he had written a few years earlier in 1942 to the Society of American Military Engineers for possible publication in their magazine, The Military Engineer. The ‘song’ was titled The Combat Engineer and was published in the March 1944 issue (Vol. XXXVI No. 221). Soon after that the editor, Col. J. Franklin Bell, wrote Grady a rather nice letter dated March 6th 1944, in which he states “I am writing to express our high appreciation of your co-operation in preparing the song titled The Combat Engineer which appears in the current issue of The Military Engineer, and to express the hope that its display is entirely to your liking.” Grady was elated. His song would become one of the many sung by the Combat Engineers during World War Two.That April Lt. Grady McMurtry submitted a poem/song he had written a few years earlier in 1942 to the Society of American Military Engineers for possible publication in their magazine, The Military Engineer. The ‘song’ was titled The Combat Engineer and was published in the March 1944 issue (Vol. XXXVI No. 221). Soon after that the editor, Col. J. Franklin Bell, wrote Grady a rather nice letter dated March 6th 1944, in which he states “I am writing to express our high appreciation of your co-operation in preparing the song titled The Combat Engineer which appears in the current issue of The Military Engineer, and to express the hope that its display is entirely to your liking.” Grady was elated. His song would become one of the many sung by the Combat Engineers during World War Two."

from: IN THE NAME OF THE BEAST
A biography of Grady Louis McMurtry, disciple of Aleister Edward Crowley
Volume One - 1918-1962, by J. Edward Cornelius
RED FLAME No. 12 [CA: Berkeley] 2005, pg. 67

Love is the law, love under will. - AL I:57
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