I was that which others did not want to be,
I went where others feared to go,
and did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing,
and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness...
should I fail.
I have seen the face of terror, felt the stinging cold of fear,
and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment's love.
I have cried, pained, and hoped, but most of all,
I have lived times others would say were best forgotten.
At least some day I will be able to say that I was proud of
what I was...a Currahee Soldier
of the 506th Infantry Regiment
(Airborne - Airmobile - Air Assault)
“I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will.” ~Everett Hale