Your alarm goes off, anda hit the snooze and sleep for another 10 minutes.
He stays up for days on end.
anda take a warm pancuran, pancuran mandian to help anda wake up.
He goes days atau weeks without running water.
anda complain of a "headache", and call in sick.
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.
anda put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.
anda make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket.
He clutches the menyeberang, cross hanging on his chain seterusnya to his dog tags.
anda talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
anda walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He walks the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.
anda complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his topi keledar to wipe his brow.
anda go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He doesn't get to eat today.
Your maid makes your katil and washes your clothes.
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.
anda go to the mall and get your hair redone.
He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.
You're angry because your class ran 5 minit over.
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
anda call your girlfriend and set a tarikh for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
anda hug and Ciuman your girlfriend, like anda do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.
anda roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.
anda criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
He sees the innocent tortured and killed sejak their own people and remembers why he is fighting.
anda hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
He hears the gunfire, bombs, and screams of the wounded.
anda see only what the media wants anda to see.
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.
anda are asked to go to the store sejak your parents. anda don't.
He does exactly what he is told.
anda stay at utama and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is telah diberi to call, write home, sleep, and eat.
anda crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.
He crawls under a tank for shade and a 5 minit nap, only to be woken sejak gunfire.
anda sit there and judge him, saying the world is probably a worse place because of men like him.
If only there were lebih men like him!
If anda support your troops, send this on.
If it gets to a veteran who hasn't received it yet, it will bring back memories.
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you,
Jesus Christ and the American G.I.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.