Your alarm goes off, Du hit the snooze and sleep for another 10 minutes.
He stays up for days on end.
Du take a warm dusche to help Du wake up.
He goes days oder weeks without running water.
Du complain of a "headache", and call in sick.
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.
Du 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.
Du make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket.
He clutches the kreuz hanging on his chain Weiter to his dog tags.
Du talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
Du walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He walks the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.
Du complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helm to wipe his brow.
Du go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He doesn't get to eat today.
Your maid makes your bett and washes your clothes.
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.
Du 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 Minuten over.
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
Du call your girlfriend and set a datum for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
Du hug and KISS your girlfriend, like Du do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.
Du roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.
Du criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
He sees the innocent tortured and killed Von their own people and remembers why he is fighting.
Du hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
He hears the gunfire, bombs, and screams of the wounded.
Du see only what the media wants Du to see.
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.
Du are asked to go to the store Von your parents. Du don't.
He does exactly what he is told.
Du stay at Home and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is gegeben to call, write home, sleep, and eat.
Du crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.
He crawls under a tank for shade and a 5 Minute nap, only to be woken Von gunfire.
Du sit there and judge him, saying the world is probably a worse place because of men like him.
If only there were Mehr men like him!
If Du 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.