Here he stands. His eyes burn with sweat, his back aches from the combat pack laden with tools of the trade, his legs rubbery from the lactic acid coursing through his muscles. He is dressed for combat: His boots are dusty, his uniform is salty, and on his shoulder is a small patch that wordlessly explains his willingness to suffer so greatly: it is the American Flag.
Warrior: a brave or experienced soldier or fighter.
"Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, and what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there
seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn. "
--- General Douglas MacArthur,
on receiving the Sylvanus Thayer Medal at the US Military Academy,12 May, 1962
"Modern combat is chaotic, intense, and shockingly destructive. In your first battle, you will experience the confusing and often terrifying sights, sounds, smells, and dangers of the battlefield—but you must learn to survive and win despite them.
1. You could face a fierce and relentless enemy.
2. You could be surrounded by destruction and death.
3. Your leaders and fellow soldiers may shout urgent commands and warnings.
4. Rounds might impact near you.
5. The air could be filled with the smell of explosives and propellant.
6. You might hear the screams of a wounded comrade.
However, even in all this confusion and fear, remember that you are not alone. You are part of a well-trained team, backed by the most powerful combined arms force, and the most modern technology in the world. You must keep faith with your fellow Soldiers, remember your training, and do your duty to the best of your ability. If you do, and you uphold your Warrior Ethos, you can win and return home with honor".
-----Introduction within modern combat soldier pamphlet published by the United States Military.
What is Warrior Ethos? At first glance, it is just four simple lines embedded in the
Soldier's Creed. Yet, it is the spirit represented by these four lines that--
• Compels Soldiers to fight through all adversity, under any circumstances, in
order to achieve victory.
• Represents the US Soldier's loyal, tireless, and selfless commitment to his
nation, his mission, his unit, and his fellow Soldiers.
• Captures the essence of combat, Army Values, and Warrior Culture.
Sustained and developed through discipline, commitment, and pride, these four lines
motivate every Soldier to persevere and, ultimately, to refuse defeat. These lines go
beyond mere survival. They speak to forging victory from chaos; to overcoming fear,
hunger, deprivation, and fatigue; and to accomplishing the mission:
THE SOLDIER'S CREED
I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my Warrior
tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of
America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.
The Warrior Ethos demands a dedication to duty that may involve putting your life on the line, even when survival is in question, for a cause greater than yourself. As a Soldier, you must motivate yourself to rise above the worst battle conditions—no matter what it takes, or how long it takes. That is the heart of the Warrior Ethos, which is the foundation for your commitment to victory in times of peace and war. While always exemplifying the four parts of Warrior Ethos, you must have absolute faith in yourself and your team, as they are trained and equipped to destroy the enemy in close combat. Warrior drills are a set of nine battle drills, consisting of individual tasks that develop and manifest the Warrior Ethos in Soldiers.
Hero: a person typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
Brave: ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage; endure or face unpleasant conditions or behavior without showing fear.
The question my friends?
Who is a true HERO? Super heroes are not brave, or courageous in the face of the above mentioned, if you can bounce bullets off of your chest like Super Man where is the fear? It is a well known fact that Super Man has a Navy Seal poster on his wall.
In sports are you a hero if you shoot the winning basket? When playing on a level floor in an air conditioned room with no cumbersome equipment, sleep and food easily accessible, medical personnel and ice packs at the ready in the wings, where are the mortal screams of fallen comrades on the battle field?
Lets take a look at Marvel Comics in Part Two.
Super hero is a fictional character who has amazing powers, super human powers.
Look for Parts 2, 3 & 4 Super Hero vs Warrior