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Buddy FB'd a pretty interesting article today.

A French Soldier's View of US Soldiers in Afghanistan - Warrior Lodge

I never served, and have ALWAYS been proud of our fighting forces but it is good to see how others see them too occasionally.

What follows is an account from a French ISAF soldier that was stationed with American Warfighters in Afghanistan sometime in the past 4 years. This was copied and translated from an editorial French newspaper.

A NOS FRERES D'ARMES AMERICAINS

"We have shared our daily life with two US units for quite a while - they are the first and fourth companies of a prestigious infantry battalion whose name I will withhold for the sake of military secrecy. To the common man it is a unit just like any other. But we live with them and got to know them, and we henceforth know that we have the honor to live with one of the most renowned units of the US Army - one that the movies brought to the public as series showing "ordinary soldiers thrust into extraordinary events". Who are they, those soldiers from abroad, how is their daily life, and what support do they bring to the men of our OMLT every day? Few of them belong to the Easy Company, the one the TV series focuses on. This one nowadays is named Echo Company, and it has become the support company.
If you are interested, hit the link above and read the whole thing. It really is a nice piece.
 

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A very interesting letter. It seems the troops of today are much, much better than those who were around in the 80's. Glad to see that, and am glad to see it is recognized.
 

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Awesome! I loved this piece.
 

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Very nice read. All too often what is written about is the common perception of what the French citizenry thinks about the US. But when put in terms of what is important to the safety and security of both our nations, it is what the French Warriors think about the US Warriors-- that is truly important.
 

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I am very proud of my son. He sent me pictures of the blisters on his feet from a ruck march. He is anxious for his time in the Army to be up but he is one tough cookie. Better than we were? Yeah, I think so, but we were damned good. :)
 

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I am very proud of my son. He sent me pictures of the blisters on his feet from a ruck march. He is anxious for his time in the Army to be up but he is one tough cookie. Better than we were? Yeah, I think so, but we were damned good. :)
I second that opinion!
 
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