7 Nov 99

This is from “The German Parachutist’s Creed” dating from WWII. This is put very well. This is from people who had a very clear conception of their purpose in life:

“Never surrender. To you, death or victory must be a point of honor”

“Your weapons must be well cared for. Submit yourself to this law: ‘First my weapons, then myself.'”

“Your most precious commodity, when in the midst of the enemy, is ammunition. He who shoots uselessly, merely to comfort himself, is a man of straw who merits not the title of parachutist.”

“You are the chosen ones. You will seek contact with the enemy and train yourself prevail in any circumstance. To you, battle and victory shall be fulfillment.”

Why isn’t this what our soldiers are being taught?