What makes a Soldier a Soldier? - Page 3




 
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September 24th, 2004  
sunb!
 
 

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I developed strong bonds to my squad, platoon, company, battalion and the regiment. I was pround of my uniform, I was proud of my insignia and my berčt and I loved what I was doing.

I think that's what "made" me a soldier. Its all in your heart and mind.
September 24th, 2004  
EternalOne
 
Well I have to agree with sherman on this! A soldier signs up to server fights to survive and comes home a hero that is a soldier in my eyes. A soldier fights so that the man on his left and the man on his right go's home to there familys that love them! because he knows you have a family that loves you and he wants to see you go home too!!!!
September 24th, 2004  
Bootboy82
 
Quote:
What makes a Soldier a Soldier?
Being a member of a nations' army, navy, or airforce and trained and equipped to defend your country.

That's my basic definition of a soldier.
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August 7th, 2012  
brit
 
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Originally Posted by No MERCY
what makes a soldier? The soldier is a man of pride and courage. Or is it the fact that he is a murderer and likes the fact that he gets paid to kill! if you can tell me why I would be honoered to talk to you.
As for what makes a soldier a soldier its just fighting for a country but if you want to know what makes a good soldier its three things personality wise and that’s 1) the ability to not take failure to heart and to contently be alert for improvements you can make to yourself in regards to your job 2) u need to have no problem with killing be that because u are doing it for your buddies, cos your ordered to, or cos you just don’t care about the other guy u need to be able to kill the other guy without a seconded thought and you need to do it without remorse the only thing u should be thinking is how did that kill go was it shaky, did i hit where I was meant to, did i do to much and not give my team a chance to learn or did I do to little am that weak link in the chain 3) you need to be adjustable both in turns of the situation you are in and your place in the team for example one day you may be out on patrol where you need to be engaged and focused so you don’t get caught off guard but also if you played a more leadership oriented role on your last rotation you will need adjust to be a small fish again when dealing with your higher ups
August 7th, 2012  
42RM
 
Now listen up Cadet Brit!

I don´t just fight for one country.

I wear a uniform and commit extreme violence for all people in the world who are not themselves able to do it. I do this so you, me and everyone else can live the life we want without fear. This is an obligation the soldier assumes. Just like your local police officer we serve and protect, we just do it globally. This is what we are here for - to act as a protective wall in front of those who can´t defend themselves. Forget the romantic nonsense about fighting for your country, no soldier has ever done that.

What do you know about killing?? You know s***!

Quote: u need to have no problem with killing!
You can damn well believe I have a problem with that.
It requires special circumstances before I take a human life.

Quote: be that because u are doing it for your buddies!
Negative! I do it for the reasons I gave above.

Quote: cos your ordered to!
No ****ing way!!! I and only I take that decision.

Quote: cos you just don’t care about the other guy!
I´m not an insensitive psychopath. If there is an alternative solution to neutralize a threat, then it´s the one I chose.

Quote: u need to be able to kill the other guy without a seconded thought and you need to do it without remorse!
If you think you can turn off the brain, then you should not carry a weapon. You need a split second to decide whether it is justifiable to shoot (even if you are fired upon). If you are incapable of feeling remorse then you suffer from antisocial personality disorder. Ask any veteran and they will tell you about the thoughts they have afterwards. Personally I have reflected on every kill that I or my chaps have committed.

You are like a virgin talking about intercourse - You know the technique, but not the feeling.

So Cadet Brit
Take note of this and then I will gladly welcome you to our ranks.

Carry on!
August 9th, 2012  
hawky94
 
 
Forget soldiering, "Cadet Brit" as 42 put it. You, mate, need to learn to speak and spell in English first. What is this world coming to...
August 9th, 2012  
muscogeemike
 
I’ve always liked what John Wayne said in some movie: “A hero (soldier) is someone who is scared to death but saddles up and rides out anyway.”
August 9th, 2012  
LeEnfield
 
 
Forget the country bit and every thing else as when the sh*t start to fly yo are looking after your self and your buddies either side of you and hopefully they are doing the same for for you, if you are well trained and have a bit of luck you will come through it and have a few tales to tell. If not you are drinking in the halls of Valhalla for eternity.
August 10th, 2012  
m551sheridan
 
 
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Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Forget the country bit and every thing else as when the sh*t start to fly yo are looking after your self and your buddies either side of you and hopefully they are doing the same for for you, if you are well trained and have a bit of luck you will come through it and have a few tales to tell. If not you are drinking in the halls of Valhalla for eternity.
I am a new guy here (FNG) frigging new guy, thought I'd test the waters a bit and post something --
yepper, being a soldier it is what you said in the final analysis....

now if we can ever get those pesky merchant marines from stealing the good beer.... or do you folks on your side of the river not have this problem? I'm thinking, regardless of who's military, when it comes to being supplied there are those who take from them who live in the trenches.... on my side of the pond we call them REMF's
(rear echelon muther f**kers) so, what is your phrase for such types?

side note.... how does one get a *by-line* at the bottom of thier post... for instance I like

One Flag --- One Heart --- One Nation

how does one get that to appear at the bottom of each post? Help would be much appreciated.
August 10th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by m551sheridan
I am a new guy here (FNG) frigging new guy, thought I'd test the waters a bit and post something --
yepper, being a soldier it is what you said in the final analysis....

now if we can ever get those pesky merchant marines from stealing the good beer.... or do you folks on your side of the river not have this problem? I'm thinking, regardless of who's military, when it comes to being supplied there are those who take from them who live in the trenches.... on my side of the pond we call them REMF's
(rear echelon muther f**kers) so, what is your phrase for such types?

side note.... how does one get a *by-line* at the bottom of thier post... for instance I like

One Flag --- One Heart --- One Nation

how does one get that to appear at the bottom of each post? Help would be much appreciated.
Hi m551sheridan,

If you go to Your UserCP (you will find it on the top right beneath your name here) When you are there scroll down to Edit Signature. There can you add One Flag --- One Heart --- One Nation if you like.