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|06-27-2006, 06:36 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2006
You all need to read this
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 , 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 a steady girlfriend
that either broke up with him when he left,
or swears to be 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 howitzer.
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 dark.
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 food.
He'll even split his ammunition with you
in the midst of battle when you run low.
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 did his Father, Grandfather,
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 our friendship and understanding.
Remember him, always,
for he has earned our respect
and admiration with his blood.
And now we even have women over there in danger,
doing their part in this tradition
of going to War
when our nation calls us to do so.
As you go to bed tonight,
remember this shot..
A short lull, a little shade
and a picture of loved ones in their helmets
Prayer wheel for our military... please don't break it. Please send this on after a short prayer.
"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."
When you receive this,
please stop for a moment and say a prayer
for our ground troops in Afghanistan, sailors on ships, and airmen in the air,
and for those in Iraq .
There is nothing attached...
This can be very powerful.......
Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Coastguardsman, Marine
or Airman, prayer is the very best one.
This is a ribbon for soldiers fighting in Iraq. Pass it on to everyone and pray.
The Crawlin Pimp
|06-27-2006, 09:09 PM||#2|
Wheels 4 Food
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Palestine, TX
P.I.Z.Z.A. I want pizza! P.I.Z.Z.A. I want pizza!
"we'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singin....whiskey for my men... for my horses"
|06-27-2006, 09:26 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: PIMPIN PARTS in SA TX
Thanks to all the young men and women who put there life on the line every day to protect us ....
this 's for you
82 BJ42 3b and a dream...
82 FJ60 SOA, 456's lockrite's, 35 Xtrem M/T's, ARB bull & side bars,warn 12k and a Vortec
GOD BLESS TEXAS
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|06-27-2006, 09:28 PM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: League City Texas
I remember reading that somewhere recently. That is so true and hard-hitting. Prayers said indeed. God Bless them ALL!
Fun little '92 XJ. Getting some good upgrades... Mine ain't the biggest and baddest, but it's mine and it kicks ace!!!
"Better built than bought"
For all you BOYS who use mommy and daddy's money to wheel on concrete. Get Real, Go Offroad!!!
|06-28-2006, 10:10 AM||#5|
Wheels 4 Food
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: china grove
as the late gen george patton said, the best soldiers dont die for there country, they make the enemy die for his. good luck to all in harms way
some of my best friends are TRAIL PLUGS
|06-28-2006, 11:02 AM||#6|
Wheels 4 Food
Join Date: Mar 2005
Thanks to all who are serving and all those who have.
1. 84 Yota - one ton swap - in progress
2. 65 V-dub Class 5 Unlimited #524 Baaad Sheep Racing
Jeeps are for girls
And guys that wish they were girls.....
Automatic transmissions are gay.
Flipped up tow mirrors are the sagging pants of the truck world.
|06-28-2006, 11:25 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jun 2006
For those who have "been there and done that" and found the truest appreciation humility not arrogance, prayers are always out to those out there and those who left something they've yet to find.
Johnny "Grumpy" Campbell
"I've made a few mistakes, made a few of them more than once just to make sure they were mistakes"
|06-29-2006, 09:48 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: El Paso, TX
1973 CJ5, Fuel Injected AMC 304, NP435, D300, Rear 4 linked 9, Front SOA D44, 100" Wheelbase
|07-01-2006, 04:55 AM||#9|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Diana, Texas
Thanks to all who have, are and will serve for our freedom.
1985 Dodge Crew Cab Cummins--Full Resto Underway....
2015 RAM ECODiesel--DD/Tow Rig
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