I Did Not Serve in a Combat Area But, I Did Earn All of My Ribbons and Awards.

How does a non-combat soldier serve?

I am an American Soldier.I am a Warrior and a member of a team.I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.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.

However, I Did Not Serve in any Combat Area But, I Did Earn All of My Ribbons and Awards and retired after 21 years of service.

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St. Swithin October 26, 2012 at 07:08 PM
I still remember those old RATT rigs. So why'd you switch to transport?
St. Swithin October 29, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I was at Fort Lost-in-the-Woods in 84 for Combat Engineering. We had one old timer in our group, but he had gotten out and then re-enlisted. I think they had promised him he would get his old rank back after AIT. Hard to remember now.


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