Infantrymen: Pride & Arrogance
Infantrymen have a pride and arrogance that most Americans don’t understand and don’t like.
Even soldiers who aren’t infantrymen don’t understand. The pride doesn’t exist because we have a job that’s physically impressive.
It certainly doesn’t exist because it takes a higher level of intelligence to perform our duties.
It’s sad and I hate to admit it, but any college student or high school grad can physically do what we do.
It’s not THAT demanding and doesn’t take a physical anomaly.
Nobody will ever be able to compare us to professional athletes or fitness models.
And it doesn’t take a very high IQ to read off serial numbers, pack bags according to a packing list, or know that incoming bullets have the right of way.
The pride of the infantryman comes not from knowing that he’s doing a job that others can’t, but that he’s doing a job that others simply won’t.