Chairborne Stranger

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Gender MALE
Industry Military
Occupation GI Joe
Location Somewhere, Very Dusty, Iraq
Introduction I am an American soldier, deployed to Iraq in service of my country.---------------------------------I enjoy long, hot, dusty days, cleaning my weapon, sweating to the sound of automatic gunfire, and the mournful sound of prayers during the A.M. waking me up out of a comfortable sleep. One day soon (well, a year from now) I hope to leave this forsaken land and go where there are actually trees, water, and mountains.----------------------------------------- It's the Soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It's the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It's the Soldier, not the politicians that ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. It's the Soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.------------"Political power comes out of the barrel of a gun." Mao----------------------Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle. ‘"That’s some catch, that Catch-22," he observed. ‘"It’s the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed (p. 46).---------------"Never take counsel of your fears." Patton
Interests Staying alive, shooting weapons, dodging IEDs, playing dominoes, listening to my iPod
Favorite Movies Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, M.A.S.H
Favorite Music Pantera, Metallica, The Doors, CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Natalie Merchant, Sarah Brightman, Sarah Mac, "Puff the Magic Dragon", Norah Jones
Favorite Books The Bible, Catch 22, The Fountainhead, Brave New World, 1984, Animal House, FM 31-20 SF Operations, On Guerilla Warfare, The Art of War, Tuesday's With Morrie, Alice in Wonderland

Oscillate my metallic sonatas with your plan for the Panama canal:

Uh, who thinks up these things? Don't ever stop digging, and the canal will get built--do it to sonatas, and it will get dug faster...