View Full Version : A Message From A Soldier

09-14-2001, 08:37 PM

I thought some of you would be interested in how our armed forces feel about recent events. This is an old friend of mine who is (was) stationed in Germany and sent this email out to his men and a couple friends. Here it is....


I wrote this last night when I couldn't sleep . . . maybe eventually

it'll reach those who caused this incredible tradgedy . . .


A Message from a Soldier

To the person responsible:

It is obvious to my comrades in arms and I that you have no idea who you

are dealing with, so allow me to enlighten you . . .

I am the one million American Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen

sworn to defend my country. I have been called by the Gods to give my

life in the defense of liberty so that others may live; for America was

founded on this principle, and I am so proud to carry it on. Patriotism

is not a word to me, but my way of life. The uniform I dawn every day

is the smallest symbol of my commitment to my mission. "I wear the

uniform of my country because others do not," and so others do not have

to. I carry out my mission to prevent others from doing what I must do

and from feeling the pain I must feel.

And these "others" are the ones you have taken from me.

You have ended the lives of thousands that I have sworn to defend.

These innocents were my family, whether or not we shared the same blood.

We all lived together as one, and they enjoyed the freedoms and rights

that I have provided and defended for them. Diverse, different, and

ever-changing, the people of America ARE America. And you have

challenged this . . .

You have attacked the very soil that I have sworn to defend. The land

we have created has been tainted with the wickedness of you and your

people. Our land is not simply buildings of concrete and steel, but

physical representations of the dedication of our people, and technology

we have achieved. And you have challenged this . . .

Unfortunately, I am chained to the stake of inaction. But the steel of

the links of my chain is being strained by my desire to unleash the

wrath that is erupting inside my heart. I was created and placed on

this earth with one purpose alone: to protect, with my life, my people

and my country from the evils of the world; and to destroy the evils

that challenge all that I have sworn to defend. And you have challenged

this . . .

God help you should the deities decide that my chain is to be cut. For

you will not only be faced with me, but with the hearts, desires, and

determination of AMERICA projected through the flesh of my men, the

steel of my saber, and the lead of my ammunition. You have challenged,

and America will answer. You will run the gauntlet of my wrath, and I

am the most lethal killing machine ever devised. I combine the

technology and raw power of the world's best weaponry with the

unrelenting determination and passion of the world's best warriors.

You are not a person to me; you are not a human being. You are a

target. You are the destiny of the hammer falling in my rifle. So help

me God, I WILL destroy you.

1LT Adam Kass


09-15-2001, 12:58 AM