The United States Army Infantryman's Creed

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SSG Ronald R. Costa Jr. (Nephew) - United States Army Subdued Combat Infantryman Badge Image: Bronze Star Bronze Star Citation
SFC Ronald R. Costa
     Awarded Bronze Star
September 2008

I am the Infantry.
I am my country's strength in war.
Her deterrent in peace.
I am the heart of the fight...
wherever, whenever.
I carry America's faith and honor
against her enemies.
I am the Queen of Battle.
I am what my country expects me to be...
the best trained solider in the world.
In the race for victory
I am swift, determined, and courageous, 
armed with a fierce will to win.
Never will I betray my country's trust.
Always I fight on...
through the foe, 
to the objective, 
to triumph over all, 
If necessary, I will fight to my death.
By my steadfast courage,
I have won more than 200 years of freedom.
I yield not to weakness, 
to hunger, 
to cowardice, 
to fatigue, 
to superior odds, 
for I am mentally tough, physically strong, 
and morally straight.
I forsake not...
my country, 
my mission
my comrades,

my sacred duty.
I am relentless.
I am always there, 
now and forever.

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