In his own words

“…And combat ? If you have seen Rambo you have seen it all – always coming to the rescue when one of our teams gets in trouble, and always in the shortest delay. That is one of their tricks : they switch  from T-shirt and sandals to combat ready in three minutes…”

This is a great piece of writing, translated from a French soldier’s own blog  or journal. The kind words he speaks are not surprising to any of us that know the quality of our soldiers, however to hear a soldier from another country say it really means a lot. He is also a French soldier, which I can say are always a cut above the image that their country portrays. I have met with and spent some time with French soldiers before and they have always impressed me. It made me laugh to talk about his size compared to the Americans. The ones I have met have always been small in stature and seem small and skinny. In fact the ones that I met on Camp Phoenix in Afghanistan were some of the tallest I had ever seen. They did like to walk around in those shorty short satin FM shorts though. Never could figure that out.

Anyway click the link below to read the article to get the full story.

http://serendipity.ruwenzori.net/index.php/2008/09/21/american-troops-in-afghanistan-through-the-eyes-of-a-french-omlt-infantryman

1 thought on “In his own words”

  1. Beautiful article. Makes me so proud to know American soldiers.I have always known they
    were the best …from my great uncle and my mother’s cousin (both that I never knew)killed in world War II to my dad in the Marines in Korea, to my daughter’s friend in the Marines fighting
    in Operation Iraqi Freedom, to my son and his best friend and countless other young men
    and women now engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom, damn I am proud of them. And to hear
    a soldier from France praise them, when our own American newspapers practically ignore
    what is happening, well, it truly touched me.

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