UNSC Marine Cadence

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The UNSC Marine Cadence is a military cadence used by the UNSC Marine Corps. It was also used by a group of Colonial Militia trainees on Harvest before the First Battle of Harvest,[1] as well as the cadets at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science.[2]


When I die please bury me deep!

Place an MA5 down by my feet!
Don't cry for me, don't shed no tear!
Just pack my box with PT gear!
Cuz one early morning 'bout zero-five!
The ground will rumble, there'll be lightning in the sky!
Don't you worry, don't come undone!
It's just my ghost on a PT run![1]

An Orbital Drop Shock Trooper variant of the cadence includes the following lines:[2]

Helljumper Helljumper where you been?

Feet first into hell and back again!

Helljumper Helljumper where you been?

Been out on a drop, we'll jump again

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  1. ^ a b Halo: Contact Harvest, pages 107 and 108
  2. ^ a b Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn - Part 1