1/2 boy – 1/2 man
1/2 boy – 1/2 man
The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash yours. However, he wasn’t old enough to even be on the unemployment rolls when he put it all on the line for you.
He’s a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He listens to rock and roll as well as engines that propel a floating city or airplanes that can destroy an entire country.
Some of these men can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must.
Some can tell you how much hell is about to rain down upon a precise patch of the planet, what time it will start and when it will end.
He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity. He is self-sufficient.
He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to’ square-away’ those around him who haven’t bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking. In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.
When this man returns to civilian life and calls upon you, respectfully seeking employment: Remember, it is you whom should be grateful that he considers you to offer his services. If he is qualified to keep this afloat for our nations military –
He is certainly capable of being trained to do anything you could possibly need him to do!
Just as did his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is but one of the American Fighting Men that has kept this country free for over 200 years.
Hire the American Veteran – they’re worth every dollar you pay them!