We conquer from above : Paul Els
A4, 330p. The History of 1 Parachute Batallion 1961-1991
What I am!
I became that breed of soldier that others wanted to be, dreamed of and aspired to, but never became. This had placed me apart and made me what I am today!
I accepted the physical hardship, the psychological stress, the brunt of resentment and the emotional strain. This made me stronger, tenacious, proud and loyal. This made me what I am today!
I have experienced fear, pain, exhaustion and discomfort. This has made me determined, confident and self-reliant. This has made me what I am today!
I have been exposed to compassion, joy and comradeship. This makes me realize what it means to be part of a team. This has made me what I am today!
I have felt despair, embarrassment and hurt, but above all I have felt pride. I have fallen, bounced back and soared. This has made me what I am today!
I have walked the walk and jumped the jump whereas others have only talked the talk. This has made me what I am today:
An Airborne Soldier – John Brooks