Like the American soldiers who went before them, they are putting their lives on the line to protect ours.
It wasn't a new idea. During the war against the French we had this kind of broadcast for the French soldiers.
First we attacked the Russian soldiers with our gases, and then when we saw the poor fellows lying there, dying slowly, we tried to make breathing easier for them by using our own life-saving devices on them.
Being white is a job in America. You take that away, you better get the soldiers out.
The entire deaths of Vietnam died in vain. And they're dying in vain right this very second. And you know what's worse than a soldier dying in vain? It's more soldiers dying in vain. That's what's worse.
Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.
Twenty-first century war adds new risks: more and more often there are no front lines, no central command, no rules of engagement - only a chaotic collision of politics, power, faith and bloodlust. Victims are as likely to be civilians as soldiers.
I volunteered to deploy to Iraq. I was one of the few soldiers who were not on the mandatory deployment roster - close to 3,000 Hawaii soldiers were.
If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army.
My church has an historical emphasis on peace, but we can't enjoy peace without honoring the blood our soldiers shed for it.
That soldiers do terrible things during wartime should not surprise us.
I've never been embedded with American soldiers or British soldiers or Iraqi soldiers or any other.
While I was serving, I worked as an adventure training officer, teaching soldiers how to ski, canoe and climb.
Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.
Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.
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