Soldiers come in all shapes, shades, weights, sizes, and states of sobriety, misery and confusion.
He is sly as a fox, has the nerve of a dope addict, the stories of an old sailor, the sincerity of a politician and the subtly of Mt. St Helen.
He is extremely irresistible, totally irrational and completely indestructible.
A soldier is a soldier all his life.
He is a magical creature.
He has the cleanest body, but the dirtiest mind, high morale, but the lowest of morals.
You can kick him out of your house, but not out of your heart, you can take him off your mailing list, but not off your mind.
A soldier is found everywhere, in love...in battle...in lust...in trouble...in debt...in bars...and behind them.
No-one can write so seldom and yet think so much of you, no-one else can get more enjoyment out of a letter, clean clothes, a shower or a six pack.
A soldier is a genius with a deck of cards, a millionaire without a cent and brave without a grain of sense.
He is the PROTECTOR OF AMERICA with the latest copy of Playboy in his back pocket.
When he wants something, it's usually 30 days leave, music that hurts the ears, a new tattoo, a five dollar bill, 10 more minutes of sleep...or a woman he can count on.
Girls love them, mothers tolerate them, fathers brag about them, the government pays them, the police watch out for them and somehow they all work together.
You can beat their bodies but not their minds, you can't tame their hearts or their souls.
He likes girls, females, women, ladies and the opposite sex. He dislikes small checks, working weekends, answering letters, missing chow, waking up, maintaining a uniform and the day before payday.
You may as well give in.
He is your long distance lover, out of touch brother, doesn't call enough son.
He is your steely eyed killer, warm smiling, blank minded, hyperactive, over reacting, curious, passive, talented, spontaneous, physically fit, good for nothing bundle of worry.....
And will always be there for you regardless of how long it's been since the last time you talked.