Saturday, November 22, 2008

A View of Our Soldiers from a French Soldier

Passed along to me by my brother....this is really a wonderful ode to the greatest fighting force in the world.

6 comments:

tom de plume said...

Like most of your readers, I've always admired those who serve and protect our nation.

But to paraphrase our future First Lady, for the first time in my life, I am proud of the French.

Smoothfur said...

As a former Marine I had always felt justified in my haughty disdain for other service members.
But, through the years I have had the honor of working very closely with the fine members of our Army, Air Force and Navy and with maturity came the realization that each of our services in their own way are the worlds best at performing their unique mission.
While I am most appreciative of the glowing remarks from a french citizen, I must admit to a certain amount of glee when during the first Gulf War a unit of the French Foreign Legion got lost in the desert along the boarder between Iraq and Saudi Arabia and had to be found and rescued by a unit of the United States Marine Corps. Needless to say I road my French colleagues mercilessly for months afterward.

Anonymous said...

I read the piece attributed to a French Soldier yesterday. Is it legit? It smells suspicious.....

Smoothfur, glad you have come to see the light.

Joe H

Daddy Warbucks said...

Which brother?

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Brother Tom.

Dan said...

Here is what I would envision a reciprocal BLOG post would be from a US soldier:
"Working with a platoon of French guys. Bunch of skinny dudes -- it is too easy to 100-mph tape them into their cots. Or grab them in a headlock and give them noogies. But they take it well. Plus their rations include wine. And maybe I can hook-up with one of their sisters. Yeah, they're OK."

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