Showing 36 posts tagged Warrior Ethos
#Resilience and Determination#
What burden did you bear
With demand and weight so much
That human flesh alone
Could persevere, survive,
THERE IS SOME GOOD IN THIS WORLD. AND IT’S WORTH FIGHTING FOR.
SOLDIER STORIES: Black Heart Love.
The region around Kandahar city in Afghanistan is the Taliban’s birthplace and breeding ground. That makes it a key location in the U.S. military’s security efforts. But “securing” a region in which you can hardly distinguish friend from foe is far easier said than done. NPR staff photographer David Gilkey just returned from the region, where he spent time with the 101st Airborne Division. Their mission is two-fold: chase out the Taliban and win the trust of locals — if they can.
The immediate reaction of German POWs upon being forced by the US Army to watch to the uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps.
People often forget that most of the German troops had no idea about what was going on, they weren’t all fanatic Nazis bent on genocide, they were just regular soldiers who answered the call when their country went to war.
The soldiers were not nazis. They were part of the military. Nazis were the SS, secret police. The SS didn’t go and fight the war. The military did. The SS wasn’t part of the military. Most of them worked in side the country with or along side Hitler. They also helped manage the concentration camps. (some not all)
Curator’s Choice: OCT 2011.
His place shall never be with those cold and timid souls.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
—from the speech “Citizenship in a Republic” by Theodore Roosevelt, at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on 23 April 1910.
LGBTQ* Appreciation Post
We, the KNOWhomo team, do not assume the gender identity or sexual orientation of any of the individuals in any of the above photographs.
Photographs have been collected from various sources with the originating source unknown for any of those in the photographs.
[Beautiful. Not all armed forces, but sharing this for the ones that are. Solid evidence for the ignorant that LGBTQ* persons have been “compromising the moral integrity of the military” since … well, forever. Thank goodness for those things like ethics, professional integrity, and you know, common human decency. Oh yes, and warrior ethos. That level of ethical integrity will always carry greater weight with me than moral integrity.
Those of you who don the uniform and serve your country, you have my utmost respect regardless of race, age, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. Here’s to all of us having equal opportunity to serve in the armed forces one day, without having to hide who we are. -R]
The difference between a court martial and a Medal of Honor… Warrior Ethos usurps all the rules.
[Which reminds me, I need to finish reading “Into the Fire.” -R]