What makes a Soldier a Soldier?

February 8th, 2004  

Topic: What makes a Soldier a Soldier?

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.
February 8th, 2004  
A soldier risks his life to protect and defend his country. He kills one man to save four others. He gets paid to feed his family. And he does a whole lot more than wat i said
February 9th, 2004  

Topic: k

a soldier is willing to die/kill because-
1 he is protecting his buddies
2 he is protecting his family
3 he is protecting his country

at least in my opinion, in combat people are not so patriotic as much as they are driven by a need to survive and help there buddies make it.
February 9th, 2004  

I have no idea what you are trying to imply.
but alike all services its paying your debt to society and showing some pride for the country you reside in.
ARMY is alike any other service
The service member resides in the US works like any other American and gets paid by the same society. There is no difference what he does or how he does it.

He is a protector, thats his job in the military.
March 10th, 2004  
It varies from person to person. For one, instinct may make a person a good soldier, another person may make a good soldier becuase they have an iron will and determination. Keep in mind that all soldiers deserve our respect, however all soldiers are not good soldiers. Some do not belong...
March 10th, 2004  
Oh boy ...
March 10th, 2004  
I think a Soldier is a person who has the moral conviction to give back to the society, of which he is a product of, by defending that society and its interests.
March 10th, 2004  
Originally Posted by RnderSafe
Oh boy ...
Hahahahahahaha.... Rnder your pro, nuff said.
March 11th, 2004  
It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier,
who salutes the flag,
who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.

-Stephen Ambrose
March 11th, 2004  
HOOAH! Better said it can not be - thanks ckim!