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A Soldier
« on: September 23, 2002, 22:36:00 »
Posted by "Donald Schepens" <a.schepens@home.com> on Fri, 23 Mar 2001 19:59:36 -0700
A Soldier
I was that which others did not want to be
I went where others failed to go
And did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who offered nothing
And reluctantly accepted the burden of loneliness.
I have seen the face of terror felt the stinging cold of fear
And enjoyed the sweet tase of a moment‘s love.
I have cried, felt pain and sorrow
But most of all...
I have lived times that others would say were best forgotten
After it all, I will be able to say that
I am proud of who I am...
A soldier.
Anonymous
Sorry for quoting the old poem.  It was in the preface to an excellent
book that I am reading edited by Donald Graves, titled:
Fighting for Canada Seven Battles, 1758-1945
I can‘t recommend the book enough.  It is excellent.  the battles are
not all won by Canadians, but I believe that it shows "real" as opposed
to "Pierre Burton" history.
Don
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A Soldier
I was that which others did not want to
be
I went where others failed to
go
And did what others failed to
do.
I asked nothing from those who offered
nothing
And reluctantly accepted the burden of
loneliness.
I have seen the face of terror felt
the stinging
cold of fear
And enjoyed the sweet tase of a
moment‘s
love.
I have cried, felt pain and
sorrow
But most of all...
I have lived times that others would
say were best
forgotten
After it all, I will be able to say
that
I am proud of who I am...
A soldier.
Anonymous
Sorry for quoting the old poem.
It was in the
preface to an excellent book that I am reading edited by Donald Graves,
titled:
Fighting for Canada Seven Battles,
1758-1945
I can‘t recommend the book
enough. It is
excellent. the battles are not all won by Canadians, but I believe
that it
shows "real" as opposed to "Pierre Burton" history.
Don
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Re: A Soldier
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2002, 22:39:00 »
Posted by "Joan O. Arc" <joan_o_arc@hotmail.com> on Sat, 24 Mar 2001 05:53:23 -0000
Don,
It sounds great! A book that maybe even *I* could get into reading Thereby
cutting back on some of my dumb questions!. Is it still in print and/or
easy to get? Amazon.com or Chapters, perhaps?
- Joan
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Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 19:59:36 -0700
A Soldier
I was that which others did not want to be
I went where others failed to go
And did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who offered nothing
And reluctantly accepted the burden of loneliness.
I have seen the face of terror felt the stinging cold of fear
And enjoyed the sweet tase of a moment‘s love.
I have cried, felt pain and sorrow
But most of all...
I have lived times that others would say were best forgotten
After it all, I will be able to say that
I am proud of who I am...
A soldier.
Anonymous
Sorry for quoting the old poem.  It was in the preface to an excellent book
that I am reading edited by Donald Graves, titled:
Fighting for Canada Seven Battles, 1758-1945
I can‘t recommend the book enough.  It is excellent.  the battles are not
all won by Canadians, but I believe that it shows "real" as opposed to
"Pierre Burton" history.
Don
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Re: A Soldier
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2002, 22:40:00 »
Posted by "Jay Digital" <todesengel@home.com> on Sat, 24 Mar 2001 01:32:03 -0500
If you‘re looking for books about Canadian military life then I‘d recommend
The Sharp End by James Davis. It‘s a modern classic and read by just about
every soldier I‘ve met.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joan O. Arc"
To:
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2001 12:53 AM
Subject: Re: A Soldier
> Don,
>
> It sounds great! A book that maybe even *I* could get into reading
Thereby
> cutting back on some of my dumb questions!. Is it still in print and/or
> easy to get? Amazon.com or Chapters, perhaps?
>
> - Joan
>
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "Donald Schepens"
> Reply-To: army-list@CdnArmy.ca
> To:
> Subject: A Soldier
> Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 19:59:36 -0700
>
> A Soldier
>
> I was that which others did not want to be
> I went where others failed to go
> And did what others failed to do.
>
> I asked nothing from those who offered nothing
> And reluctantly accepted the burden of loneliness.
>
> I have seen the face of terror felt the stinging cold of fear
> And enjoyed the sweet tase of a moment‘s love.
>
> I have cried, felt pain and sorrow
> But most of all...
> I have lived times that others would say were best forgotten
> After it all, I will be able to say that
> I am proud of who I am...
> A soldier.
>
> Anonymous
>
>
> Sorry for quoting the old poem.  It was in the preface to an excellent
book
> that I am reading edited by Donald Graves, titled:
>
> Fighting for Canada Seven Battles, 1758-1945
>
> I can‘t recommend the book enough.  It is excellent.  the battles are not
> all won by Canadians, but I believe that it shows "real" as opposed to
> "Pierre Burton" history.
>
> Don
>
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Re: A Soldier
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2002, 22:40:00 »
Posted by "Joan O. Arc" <joan_o_arc@hotmail.com> on Sat, 24 Mar 2001 07:24:55 -0000
I think right now I‘m more interested in learning at least a little bit
about Cdn. military history *before* I start to tackle life in the Forces as
it is today. I figure if I can get some grip on what "came before", then
I‘ll probably wind up with a better understanding of what‘s going on now.
But if I ever actually make it to the point of trying to wade through some
more contemporary stuff, I‘ll certainly keep "The Sharp End" and all the
books on Mike O‘L‘s list, too in mind.
Thanks for the lead, Jay!
- Joan
----Original Message Follows----
From: "Jay Digital"
Reply-To: army-list@CdnArmy.ca
To:
Subject: Re: A Soldier
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 01:32:03 -0500
If you‘re looking for books about Canadian military life then I‘d recommend
The Sharp End by James Davis. It‘s a modern classic and read by just about
every soldier I‘ve met.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joan O. Arc"
To:
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2001 12:53 AM
Subject: Re: A Soldier
 > Don,
 >
 > It sounds great! A book that maybe even *I* could get into reading
Thereby
 > cutting back on some of my dumb questions!. Is it still in print and/or
 > easy to get? Amazon.com or Chapters, perhaps?
 >
 > - Joan
 >
 >
 > ----Original Message Follows----
 > From: "Donald Schepens"
 > Reply-To: army-list@CdnArmy.ca
 > To:
 > Subject: A Soldier
 > Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 19:59:36 -0700
 >
 > A Soldier
 >
 > I was that which others did not want to be
 > I went where others failed to go
 > And did what others failed to do.
 >
 > I asked nothing from those who offered nothing
 > And reluctantly accepted the burden of loneliness.
 >
 > I have seen the face of terror felt the stinging cold of fear
 > And enjoyed the sweet tase of a moment‘s love.
 >
 > I have cried, felt pain and sorrow
 > But most of all...
 > I have lived times that others would say were best forgotten
 > After it all, I will be able to say that
 > I am proud of who I am...
 > A soldier.
 >
 > Anonymous
 >
 >
 > Sorry for quoting the old poem.  It was in the preface to an excellent
book
 > that I am reading edited by Donald Graves, titled:
 >
 > Fighting for Canada Seven Battles, 1758-1945
 >
 > I can‘t recommend the book enough.  It is excellent.  the battles are not
 > all won by Canadians, but I believe that it shows "real" as opposed to
 > "Pierre Burton" history.
 >
 > Don
 >
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Re: A Soldier
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2002, 22:41:00 »
Posted by "Donald Schepens" <a.schepens@home.com> on Sat, 24 Mar 2001 07:43:05 -0700
I found it in an airport bookstore Coles about 2 weeks ago.
Don
----- Original Message -----
From: Joan O. Arc
To:
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: A Soldier
> Don,
>
> It sounds great! A book that maybe even *I* could get into reading
Thereby
> cutting back on some of my dumb questions!. Is it still in print and/or
> easy to get? Amazon.com or Chapters, perhaps?
>
> - Joan
>
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "Donald Schepens"
> Reply-To: army-list@CdnArmy.ca
> To:
> Subject: A Soldier
> Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 19:59:36 -0700
>
> A Soldier
>
> I was that which others did not want to be
> I went where others failed to go
> And did what others failed to do.
>
> I asked nothing from those who offered nothing
> And reluctantly accepted the burden of loneliness.
>
> I have seen the face of terror felt the stinging cold of fear
> And enjoyed the sweet tase of a moment‘s love.
>
> I have cried, felt pain and sorrow
> But most of all...
> I have lived times that others would say were best forgotten
> After it all, I will be able to say that
> I am proud of who I am...
> A soldier.
>
> Anonymous
>
>
> Sorry for quoting the old poem.  It was in the preface to an excellent
book
> that I am reading edited by Donald Graves, titled:
>
> Fighting for Canada Seven Battles, 1758-1945
>
> I can‘t recommend the book enough.  It is excellent.  the battles are not
> all won by Canadians, but I believe that it shows "real" as opposed to
> "Pierre Burton" history.
>
> Don
>
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Re: A Soldier
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2002, 22:42:00 »
Posted by "Joan O. Arc" <joan_o_arc@hotmail.com> on Sat, 24 Mar 2001 17:47:54 -0000
Thanks. Next time I‘m in an airport... :
- Joan
----Original Message Follows----
From: "Donald Schepens"
Reply-To: army-list@CdnArmy.ca
To:
Subject: Re: A Soldier
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 07:43:05 -0700
I found it in an airport bookstore Coles about 2 weeks ago.
Don
----- Original Message -----
From: Joan O. Arc
To:
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: A Soldier
 > Don,
 >
 > It sounds great! A book that maybe even *I* could get into reading
Thereby
 > cutting back on some of my dumb questions!. Is it still in print and/or
 > easy to get? Amazon.com or Chapters, perhaps?
 >
 > - Joan
 >
 >
 > ----Original Message Follows----
 > From: "Donald Schepens"
 > Reply-To: army-list@CdnArmy.ca
 > To:
 > Subject: A Soldier
 > Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 19:59:36 -0700
 >
 > A Soldier
 >
 > I was that which others did not want to be
 > I went where others failed to go
 > And did what others failed to do.
 >
 > I asked nothing from those who offered nothing
 > And reluctantly accepted the burden of loneliness.
 >
 > I have seen the face of terror felt the stinging cold of fear
 > And enjoyed the sweet tase of a moment‘s love.
 >
 > I have cried, felt pain and sorrow
 > But most of all...
 > I have lived times that others would say were best forgotten
 > After it all, I will be able to say that
 > I am proud of who I am...
 > A soldier.
 >
 > Anonymous
 >
 >
 > Sorry for quoting the old poem.  It was in the preface to an excellent
book
 > that I am reading edited by Donald Graves, titled:
 >
 > Fighting for Canada Seven Battles, 1758-1945
 >
 > I can‘t recommend the book enough.  It is excellent.  the battles are not
 > all won by Canadians, but I believe that it shows "real" as opposed to
 > "Pierre Burton" history.
 >
 > Don
 >
 > _________________________________________________________________________
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