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Commitment/Oath, Creed, And Code of Conduct

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
1. Commitment/Oath, Creed, And Code of Conduct Marker
Inscription. Make no mistake - our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen have committed their lives to defending freedom and our American way of life.

The Soldier’s Oath
"I, (state your name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." (Title 10, US Code)

Soldier’s Creed
I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American
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By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
2. Commitment/Oath, Creed, And Code of Conduct Marker
Soldier.

The Soldier’s Code of Conduct
I
I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
II
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
III
If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and to aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
IV
If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.
V
When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.
VI
I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made
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By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
3. Patriots Walkway
my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

Greater love has no one than this, than one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
 
Erected 2013.
 
Location. 34° 44.095′ N, 86° 35.311′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street Northwest and Washington Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east on Monroe Street Northwest. Click for map. Located along Patriots Walkway in Veterans Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Monroe Street Northwest, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. I am an American Warrior (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary War (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 (here, next to this marker); Barbary Coast Wars (a few steps from this marker); Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Seminole Wars / Mexican War (a few steps from this marker); Late Indian Wars (a few steps from this marker); Spanish American War 1898/Philippine Insurrection 1899-1913 (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Also see . . .  Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial. (Submitted on January 21, 2014.)
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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