The True Soldier


By The Saddened Soldier
Used with permission

4th Patch 

Jason Locke
Active 4th Infantry Division
Honor Guard
A Company, 299th Engineering Battalion
Ft. Hood, Texas

A soldier lives,
A soldier dies.
A soldier laughs,
A soldier cries.
A soldier protects,
A soldier fights.
A soldier is human,
A soldier has emotions.
It's not easy doing a soldier's job,
Hours upon hours in endless days.
Hurting their bodies in so many ways.
Soldiers protect everything we hold dear,
Soldiers fight so people will have less fear.
Soldiers do these things for many reasons.
Some because it's for their life,
Others because it's their love,
Yet more just because they must.
But all in all it's to help the people,
To protect lives in the long run.
It's SAD…To see soldiers in war.
To see them come home and be looked down upon,
Merely because of what they had to do,
What they were sent to do!
To survive and return to the place they believe in.
A place that hates them for what they did.
But always they serve!
Living lives so many don't deserve!



Gerald Alley

Larry Belden

Robert Boese

David Brenner

Richard Fiffe

Terry Householter

Merle Jones

John Lindahl

Michael Martin

Ronald Munger

Allen Oatney

Ronald Schulz

LaVern Tegtmeier

Joseph Zutterman

James Brewer

Edgar McWethy

Gary Webb

What's New

Faces On The Wall

POW/MIA Flag History

The True Soldier

Buel Andersen

William Beller

Harry Bowles

Gary Collins

Robert Fortin

Timothy Hurley

Lloyd Lake

Jose Llamas

George Martinez

Gene Myers

Dennis Pugh

Wesley Sidener

Paul Thomas

William Comer

Kenneth Miller

Lannie Anderson

Calvin Binder II

Gearold Brandt

Yale Davis

Gerald Founds

Rodger Jameson

Kurt LaPlant

James Locker

William McGonigle

Eldon Nevins

Richard Sasek

Larry Smith

Kenneth Weis

Gordon Gathman

Michael Quinn


From The Other Side

Lanny Baumann

Dannie Bird

Michael Breeding

Jerald Dozier

John Hazelwood

Theodore Janke

Loren Larson

Jerome Long

Steven Mueller

Jerry Newman

Ronald Schultz

James Swaim

John Zuehlsdorf

Donald Grella

John Southall