11 Jun

The Foxhole Perspective

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The Foxhole Perspective


As I look out my foxhole this morning I am confused and anxious.  My battlefield has been altered and I can no longer easily identify “friend or foe”.  I scratch my head and reflect upon my training.  I recall my General Orders:

  • I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.
  • I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner.
  • I will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and any thing not covered in my instructions to the commander of the relief.

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