Thursday, July 3, 2008


Only two defining forces have ever offered
to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American Soldier
One died for your soul; The other for your freedom.


B said...

My only comment is this; The term "soldier" is, unfortunately, used universally for military personnel. Yet it's use is improper.

Many of our military personnel are not only proud to serve, but proud of who they serve for. So, I'll repeat myself, as I've done in ad nauseam.

Soldiers are Army personnel
Airmen are Air Force personnel
Sailors are Navy personnel
Marines are Marine Corps personnel.

Of the four major branches, the Marine is not considered a Marine until he/her has completed boot camp, thereby earning the title "Marine." The Marine Corps is the only branch that lends it's name to it's personnel.

What bugs me about this particular post is the picture shows a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, and the caption says "American Soldier." The intent is honorable, but the honor, to a Marine, is tainted. The title which he earned, and proudly carries is overlooked.

U. S. Marine 1975-1981

Don the Baptist said...

You are correct. I was lazy not to change the caption. Semper Fi! Marine.