HAPPY 247th Birthday US ARMY

HAPPY 247TH BIRTHDAY U.S. ARMY

Two hundred and forty-seven years ago, the United States Army was established to fight and win our nation’s wars.
Since 1775, Still the best!

“I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight”.

—General George S. Patton Jr.

 

 

 

 

Official Army message:

Since its official establishment, June 14, 1775 — more than a year before the Declaration of Independence — the U.S. Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of the American nation. Drawing on both long-standing militia traditions and recently introduced professional standards, it won the new republic’s independence in an arduous eight-year struggle against Great Britain. At times, the Army provided the lone symbol of nationhood around which patriots rallied.

 

More at: https://www.army.mil/birthday/

 

The Soldier’s Creed
I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior an a member of a team.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.

“SOLDIER”

by

George L. Skypeck

I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing, and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness … should I fail.
I have seen the face of terror; felt the stinging cold of fear; and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment’s love.
I have cried, pained, and hoped … but most of all, I have lived times others would say were best forgotten.
At least someday I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was … a Soldier.

 

HOOAH!
SFC MAC

 

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http://281stahc.org/sam/soldier.html

 

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