In 1956, the song (with revised lyrics) was adopted as the official song of the Army. 4 No. Verse: First to fight for the right, And to build the Nation’s might, The 4.2-inch chemical mortar would become so beloved by the infantry that they took control of the weapon system and the chemical mortar units in 1952. Official song: Signal Corps march Summer 1979 (Vol. ... later the Armored forces, even Aviation, and the Chemical Corps trace their origins to the early Engineers. John Philip Sousa (1854–1932) was asked to transform the song into a march. The original lyrics reflect routine activities in a horse-drawn field artillery battery. Sousa’s version proved a chart-topper, becoming the Army’s most popular melody. The song was transformed into a march by John Philip Sousa in 1917 and renamed “The Field Artillery Song.” The Chemical Corps built upon its development of incendiary munitions during World War II to support the use of napalm on the peninsula. Intro: March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory We’re the Army and proud of our name We’re the Army and proudly proclaim. The song was originally written by field artillery First Lieutenant [later Brigadier General] Edmund L. Gruber, while stationed in the Philippines in 1908 as the "Caisson Song." Lyrics and Music by Jo Johnston Synthesized by Malcolm Dale "Essayons" - [Toast] Here's a health to the Army and here's a health to our corps. The original lyrics reflect routine activities in a horse-drawn Field Artillery battery. Here's to the flag flying up on the hill and the bird flying over our door. The U.S. National Anthem "The Star Spangled Banner", was ordered played at military and naval occasions by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, but was not designated the national anthem by an Act of Congress until 1931. The Chemical Corps (also known as the "Wizards of the Battle") are the branch of the United States Army tasked with defending against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons.The corps was founded as the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service (CWS) during World War I.Its name was changed to the Chemical Corps in 1946. 7 … 3); PDF (1.85 MB) Also, sheet music of "Song of the Signal Corps" from Army Song Book with lyrics of fourth verse included. Olmstead's song was retired as the Signal Corps' "official" song in 1961, when Allan Wooley's march was adopted during the Corps' centennial anniversary. THE SIGNAL CORPS MARCH From flag and torch in the Civil War, To signal satellites afar We give our Army the voice to give command, On battlefield or global span In combat we’re always in the fight We speed the message day or night Technicians too, ever skillful, ever watchful We’re the Army Signal Corps! Chemical Corps and Army Songs by CBRN SLC 01-10 *Note- please pause my music player to watch the video* I was so frustrated to not turn on the video camera quick enough to capture when Kevin's CBRN Class recited the NCO Creed, it was so awesome! The song was transformed into a march by John Philip Sousa in 1917 and renamed "The Field Artillery Song.