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PostSubject: Modern Day Soldier   Modern Day Soldier EmptyFri Oct 30, 2009 8:12 pm

Please take a moment to read, I found this very moving.
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The average British soldier is 19 years old....he is a short haired, well built lad who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy.
Not yet dry behind the ears and just old enough to buy a round of drinks but old enough to die for his Country, and for you.
He's not particularly keen on hard work, but he'd rather be grafting in Afghanistan than unemployed in the UK.

He recently left school where he was an average student, played some form of sport, drove a ten year old rust bucket, and knew a girl that either broke up with him when he left, or swore to be waiting when he returns home.
He moves easily to rock and roll or hip hop or to the rattle of a 7.62 machine gun.
He is about a stone lighter than when he left home because he is working or fighting from dawn to dusk and beyond.

He has trouble spelling so letter writing is a pain for him, but he can strip a rifle in 25 seconds and re-assemble it in the dark.
He can recite every detail of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either effectively if he has to.
He digs trenches and toilets without the aid of machines and can apply first aid like a paramedic.
He can march until he is told to stop , or stay dead still until he is told to move.

He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without a rebellious spirit or a sense of personal dignity.
He is confidently self-sufficient.
He has two sets of uniform with him, he washes one and wears the other. He keeps his water bottle full and his feet dry. He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never forgets to clean his rifle.

He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes and fix his own hurts. If you are thirsty, he will share his water with you, if you are hungry his food is your food. He'll even share his life saving ammunition with you in the heat of a firefight if you are running low.

He has learned to use his hands like weapons and regards his weapon as an extension of his own hands.
He can save your life, or he can take it because that is his job, its what a soldier does.

He often works twice as hard as a civilian, draws half the pay and has nowhere to spend it, but can still find some black ironic humour in it.
There's an old saying in the British Army, 'If you cant take a joke, you shouldn't have joined'.

He has seen more suffering and death than he should have in his short lifetime. He has wept in public and in private for friends who have fallen in combat and he is unashamed to show it or to admit it.
He feels every bugle note of 'Last Post' or 'Sunset' vibrate through his body while standing rigidly to attention
He is not afraid to bollock anyone who shows disrespect when the Regimental Colours are on display or the National Anthem is played.

Yet, in an odd twist, he would defend anyone's right to be an individual.
Just as with generations of young people before him, he is paying the price for our freedom.

Clean shaven and baby faced he may be, but be prepared to defend yourself if you treat him like a kid.
He is the latest in a long line of British Fighting Men that have kept this Country free for hundreds of years.
He asks for nothing from us except our respect, friendship and understanding.
We may not like what he does, but sometimes he doesn't like it either, he just has to do it.
Remember him always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.

And now we even have brave young women putting themselves in harms way, doing their part in this tradition of going to war when our Nation's politicians call on us to do so.

Please stop for a moment, and if you are so inclined, feel free to say a prayer for all our troops in the trouble spots of the World.

As Remembrance Sunday is nearly upon us, remember our troops everywhere.
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Feel free to spread it around.

It can be used for any nations just change the wording a bit.
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