Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
"First, a simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in and how many want out. Second, there are only two defining forces who ever offered to die for you:
1. Jesus Christ
2. The American G.I.
One died for your soul and the other for your freedom."
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits the bottom.
Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.
There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.
A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of a general.
Sometimes I look up ,
at the stars at night.
Wishing that you,
were holding me tight.
I hold back the tears,
before they run down my cheek.
Praying to God,
to keep my strong not weak.
I make a wish in,
in the deepest of my heart.
That soon we'll be together,
not so far apart.
I think of all the good times we have shared.
I want you to know that I will always care.
I want you to hold me,
and never let me go.
I miss you and I LOVE you,
just thought I would let you know.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
Always continue to believe, never lose faith and never give up. This applies to everything in your life. And it applies to every principal that one chooses to believe in. If something is worth believing in, it is also worth defending at all cost, no matter how mundane.
America will never run... And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this
continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the
proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in
a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so
conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great
battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of
that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their
lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and
proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot
dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground.
The brave men, living an...
He conquers who endures.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, so that my child may have peace.
If they ain't knockin', then he's still ROCKIN'!
Make love not war.
My man a soldier proud as he can be,
I see him in uniform and something comes over me.
My heart swells with pride, tears fill my eyes.
My love for my soldier I can not deny.
I feel the tears as they stream down my face,
As my love my heart takes me in his embrace
Never give in,never,never,never,never,in nothing great or small,
large or petty,never give in except to convictions of honor, and good sense. Never yield to force, never yield to the apparently over whelming might of the enemy.
Oh, the snowflakes fell in silence
Over Bellau Wood that night
For a Christmas truce had been declared
By both sides of the fight
As we lay there in our trenches
The silence broke in two
By a German soldier singing
A song that we all knew
Though I did not know the language
The song was "Silent Night"
Then I heard my buddy whisper,
"All is calm and all is bright"
Then the fear and doubt surrounded me
'Cause I'd die if I was wrong
But I stood up in my trench
And I began to sing along
Then across the frozen battlefield
Another's voice joined in
Until one by one each man became
A singer of the hymn
Then I thought that I was dreaming
For right there in my sight
There are only two true heroes:
One died for your sins and the other died for your freedom.
“They should pick a dry year to fight the war. Better yet, civilize the moronic races and have no wars at all.”
~ Lt. Clair J. Clark
486th BS 340th BG
United States Army Air Corp
March 17, 1944