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For a more complete historical account of The Military Order of the Carabao see the Centennial History, published in 2000. (Available by contacting the MOC office).

All Hail You Carabao

O, Carabao, O, Carabao
Our hearts shall ne'er forget,
For though the haze of fighting days,
Cling round about us yet.
The days of yore can come no more,
Our sunset fades, and now,
Our sons to you, swear to be true,
All Hail you Carabao.
Our sons to you, swear to be true,
All Hail you Carabao.

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A Short History Of The Military Order of the Carabao

Present the Colors

Present the Colors

The Military Order of the Carabao is one of the most unique organizations associated with our nation's military history. It was founded in 1900 to counter and satirize the very pompous Order of the Dragon, which was founded by those who had defeated the very short-lived Boxer uprising in China. This idea for a lampoon was conceived by several Army officers one night at the Army-Navy Club in Manila during the Philippine Insurrection. As with most jests, it contained a serious ingredient which gradually surfaced to eclipse the initial joke.

The Carabao Order came to epitomize the camaraderie that grows among members of the armed forces who face the dangers and privations of extensive military service far from home.

While the original spoof was real enough, the Carabao Order came to epitomize the camaraderie that grows among members of the armed forces who face the dangers and privations of extensive military service far from home. By the way, the effete Order of the Dragon was disbanded many years ago.

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