MIL Do you consider yourselves soldiers or warriors?

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  1. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye i'm a stranger here, just blowed in your town

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    I'm in a class called 'Texts and Contexts: the American Soldier". The professor recently asked us to draw what we think a 'warrior' looks like, and most of us drew a barbarian-type man holding a battle-axe and wearing a loin cloth, rather than a soldier dressed in drab holding a gun. I guess the point of the exercise was to push the point that we don't really deem the word soldier as synonymous with the word warrior. It made me want to ask this forum what they thought.
     
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  3. Gaunt

    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    they call us warriors in rotc :dunno:
     
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    I'm a baby killing barbarian, hooah!
     
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    maybe you all drew that because you play too much WoW?
     
  6. Julius

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    sometimes i like to pretend i'm an airman or marine, but i'll never act like a warrior.

    oh wait, i'm a soldier.
     
  7. JoJoFine

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    im just a guy
     
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    I was just wondering if your drawings looked anything like Napoleon Dynamite's sketches. :mamoru:

    here's a true warrior.
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  9. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye i'm a stranger here, just blowed in your town

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    but are you a warrior? do you howl when you drive the bayonets into the practice dummies? when you scrape your knee do you put a bandaid on it, or do you bleed out like a man?
     
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    I'm a Marine. Calling me a Soldier would be an insult. :fawk:
     
  11. Julius

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    lol if this is true btw
     
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  13. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye i'm a stranger here, just blowed in your town

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    yes it is. the class consists of reading four books about different accounts of soldiers/warriors throughout american history. we also have to participate in a veteran's service project, participate in a public forum, interview a veteran and transcribe the audiotape for the library of congress, and we have to watch three movies and 'reflect' on them.
     
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    I'm a sailor :dunno:
     
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    Read the book "On Combat" by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. It goes into details about the differences of the two, and some other really interesting stuff. I.E. In combat there are two different types of people, Sheep, and Wolves. You dont want to be the Wolf. Eh, just read the book. I don't feel like explaining :rofl:
     
  16. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye i'm a stranger here, just blowed in your town

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    so some sheep get eaten by the wolves, but the rest of the sheep kill the wolf?
     
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    Great book.
    Read it.
     
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    IM A DEVIL DOG YUT KILL OORAH
     
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    I'm a support troop.
     
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    well no fucking shit, have you SEEN most soldiers? warrior is the last thing that comes to mind.
     
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    best part about being a green belt?

    you never have to do mcmap again for the rest of your life.
     
  23. nsxrebel

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    wha? no black belt? :mamoru:
     
  24. Julius

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    yut yut hooah, the army is nothing but lardasses and pogues amirite
     
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    SPARTAN!!!!
     

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