An American Soldier

Duty, Honor, Country........This was instilled in me throughout my 21 year career as a soldier. Having been brought up in either foster care or disfunctional families, I found that when it came time to leave, I didn't know where to go. I had no money for college and wasn't much of a student anyhow. As a result, I decided to join the U.S.Army as an infantry man. The Army allowed me a chance to develope as a strong person as well as build character. Of course it took some time getting used to being told what to do, when to sleep and what to wear. Nevertheless, I made it and I can honestly say that I am proud to have served and wear the uniform. This in my opinion is as American as one can get. Having served provided me with training like no other organization can provide. I was even able to complete my bachelor's degree which assisted me in my transition to civilian life. Along with retirement pay, lifetime healthcare, I felt I made the right choice in serving and would recommend it to anyone thinking of serving. Now I am working as a teacher yet still promote my military service and thank anyone I see in uniform. I am an American.   "Rangers Lead the Way"

mestizo mestizo
46-50, M
1 Response Feb 23, 2009

AND PEOPLE WONDER HOW THE NAZIS GOT SO FAR.........TURNING MEN INTO MICE AND THEN TURNING THEM BACK IN TO GRUNTS GBA