Letter: Support our soldiers, police officers and border patrolOur soldiers fight for our freedoms and our country of their honor and their glory. Some get hit by a bullet. Their blood ran as they cried; nobody could save them, so they lay down and they died.
By: JimEasterday, U.S. Army Retired/Veteran, Brewster, Worthington Daily Globe
Our soldiers fight for our freedoms and our country of their honor and their glory. Some get hit by a bullet. Their blood ran as they cried; nobody could save them, so they lay down and they died. They are tortured and killed by the terrorists, and now the government wants to close Guantanamo and try the terrorists in our justice system.
Do you suppose the same consideration was given to our brave men and women in uniform? Our brave police officers and border patrol agents are imprisoned for protecting our citizens in our communities and on our borders. Is that justice? We have those who make comments like “the war is lost,” “the surge has failed” and “soldiers are killing men, women and children in the dark of the night.” They are calling this war a failure, falsely accusing our soldiers of murder. Is that there way of supporting our soldiers?
As a veteran, how can you ask me to support you and what you said? If you have never walked in the shoes or boots of a soldier, or worn the uniform of a soldier, you have absolutely no idea what a soldier goes through. I stand beside and support our soldiers who protect our country and our freedoms. 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 am disciplined physically and mentally tough. I am trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I will always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself. I am an expert, I am a professional and I stand ready to deploy, engage and destroy the enemies of the United States in close combat. I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life. I am an American soldier.
If I were called upon to put on my uniform again, I would do so with honor, respect and dignity — to serve with and stand beside my brothers and sisters (soldiers in uniform) and fight with them again for our country and our freedom. Would you?