Posted 06-29-2003 at 19:39:11
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1 I am an American fighting man. I serve in eh forces which gualr my countty and our way of life. I am prepared to give my live in their defense.
2 I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command I will never surrender my men while they still have the neans to resist.
3 If I am captured I will continue to resist to all means avaliable. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
4 If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in amy action which might be harmful to my command. If I am senior, I will take command. If now I will obey the lawful orders of those oppointed over me and will back them up in every way.
5 When questioned should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering futher questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or wirtten statements disloyal to my country and is allies or harmful to their cause.
6I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in God and in the United States of America.