Monday, June 4, 2018

On Posers

Taking a look at these "POSER" bozos and realizing how pathetic their lives must be, puts a new perspective in my mind as to the value of each and every American who has given service to these United States. No one is greater than the other; no one is lesser than the other; and each is owed an amount of respect and thanks for their service. In the services we did the jobs and assignments we were given. Some got signing bonuses, job guarantees, duty assignment, but still, in t...he final tally, we did the jobs and missions assigned to us. In this light, I am reminded of this Teddy Roosevelt quote: "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; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and 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 fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." We have all known the victories of our assignments, the defeats and failures, and the satisfactions; none of this is known by the "Posers", not a single one. There is also a saying about our jobs and missions in the service: "There are no small jobs, just small people". A bit of wisdom I learned at the elbow of a South Carolina NG Sergeant Major, veteran of WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam, was this; "It takes 5 people in the rear to support one on the line, therefore, if your job isn't infantry, your job is to support the infantry." I am sorry for the length of my comment... but I do not regret it. We should justifiably be proud of our service in all the many jobs we do. Of more importance, however, we should be proud of each other and the duties of each. I wonder, do I make my point. No one is more important, we carry the load assigned. Winning takes a team and a team effort. Semper Fidelis !

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