February 11, 2011

Everybody Fights, Nobody Quits!

Everybody Fights, Nobody Quits! from A Soldier's Perspective -
My father sent this one to me. He got it from his 3 star and thought I'd appreciate the spirit.

A young Specialist, David J Bixler, was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star and CAB for his actions in Afghanistan.

He wrote an email to his Commanding General, Maj Gen John Campbell. The following is what he had to say. The men and women who serve in today's armed forces are breathtakingly extraordinary and we continue to be proud of them and amazed at their fighting spirits!
From: David Bixler

Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 5:48 PM

To: Campbell, John F MG USA CJTF101 CG

Subject: Everybody Fights, Nobody Quits!

I stood proud the day we decided upon that motto, in holding with the traditions of the 101st in setting new standards and upholding the ARMY values that keep us on our feet and hold up the name of "Soldier". When we deployed to Kandahar province in June 2010, I knew this deployment was going to be different. I felt it in my gut. I knew something was going to happen, I just didn't know what it would be. Months passed by and we had taken it to the enemy in ways that many couldn't fathom. We had lost few, and taken many. We had counted dozens of Taliban warriors fallen, and saw the graves they dug at night while they assumed we weren't watching.
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