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The Military Man.. my wife sent this to me.. Thanks Pamela.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by rocko, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

    Jul 3, 2000
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    Ellsworth, Maine
    Military Man
    The average age of the military man is 19 years.

    He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances
    is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears,

    not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country.

    He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own
    car than wash his father's; but he has never collected unemployment either.

    He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student,
    pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has
    steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to
    waiting when he returns from half a world away.

    He listens to rock and roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and 155mm

    He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because
    he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk.

    He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can
    field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less time in the

    He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or
    grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must.

    He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional.

    He can march until he is told to stop or stop until he is told to march.

    He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is
    not without spirit or individual dignity.

    He is self-sufficient. He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and
    wears the other. He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry.

    He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle.

    He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts.
    If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you are hungry, his
    He'll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run

    He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they
    were his hands. He can save your life - or take it, because that is his job.

    He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay
    and still find ironic humor in it all. He has seen more suffering and death
    then he should have in his short lifetime.

    He has stood atop mountains of dead bodies, and helped to create them.

    He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have
    fallen in combat and is unashamed.

    He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while
    at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to 'square-away'
    those around him who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat,
    or even stop talking. In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home,
    he defends their right to be disrespectful.

    Just as his Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather did,
    he is paying the price for our freedom.

    Beardless or not, he is not a boy.

    He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for
    over 200 years. He has asked nothing in return, except for our friendship
    and understanding. Remember him always, for he has earned our respect
    and admiration with his blood.

    Prayer Wheel For our Military
    "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they
    protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they
    perform for us in our time of need. Amen."
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  2. ntaj*ep

    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

    Feb 4, 2002
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    Evergreen state
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  3. ChevyDrivnRdneck

    ChevyDrivnRdneck 1/2 ton status

    Nov 25, 2002
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    Modesto, Ca
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  4. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

    Apr 21, 2001
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    Escondido, CA
    How True it is.
    Semper Fi.
  5. EDdaTREE

    EDdaTREE 1/2 ton status

    Feb 18, 2000
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    Austintown, OHIO
    You just brought tears to the eyes a a 43 year old M.O.V.B.(mean old vicious Bastard) who would be honored to be serving beside that young Hero. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif

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