Rest in peace, Carole Lombard (October 6th, 1908 - January 16th, 1942)
"She left a trail of laughter when she walked
Across this world which needs a laugh so much.
She did not care when pompous people talked
About her lack of dignity and such.
For while her work was make-believe, pretense
could never touch her gallant, generous heart
And she was quick to help her flag’s defense
And glad to know that she could do her part.
She did not wear a uniform, it’s true,
but she died none the less for freedom’s sake.
You men shot down at Guam and Oahu,
Ghosts of the Philippines, Midway, and Wake,
Admit another soldier to you troop
For she should march through time with your brave group!” - Ruth Arundel Piercy