Code of Conduct

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by jerry, May 6, 2008.

  1. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

    Posted a long time ago, but worth repeating.

    The Code of Conduct.
    As a member of the US Armed Forces, you are protecting your
    nation. It is your duty to oppose all enemies of the United
    States whether in combat or as a captive in a prisoner of war
    (POW) facility. The Code of Conduct is a guide for your proper
    behavior. This code is the result of the heroic lives, experiences,
    and deeds of Americans from the Revolutionary War through
    our more recent conflicts.
    ARTICLE I. I am an American, fighting in the forces
    which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to
    give my life in their defense.
    ARTICLE II. I will never surrender of my own free will.
    If in command, I will never surrender the members of my
    command while they still have the means to resist.
    ARTICLE III. If I am captured, I will continue to resist
    by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid
    others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors
    from the enemy.
    ARTICLE IV. If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep
    faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take
    part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I
    am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful
    orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in
    every way.
    ARTICLE V. When questioned, should I become a
    prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service
    number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further
    questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or
    written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or
    harmful to their cause.
    ARTICLE VI. I will never forget that I am an American,
    fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated
    to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my
    God and in the United States of America.

  2. Seabeescotty

    Seabeescotty G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Thanks, Jerry. It's been awhile since I actually read them, but they're pretty much engrained in my mind. I lived by them in uniform, and still believe in them today. My kids now live by them, and I'm proud that they take the job so seriously.

  3. Paul T

    Paul T G&G Newbie

    Hey squidley, I see you live in Jay. Im in Mounds. Maby we could meet some time.


    Well the code of conduct and the general orders still float around there in the spud locker of my mind like the 16 count and how to tie a boline or make a flotation device from two sticks of gum and your dixie cup. But still they made me realize 1. I will never give up or give in and
    2. Stars will always fly on my flag and not a unifying hammer and sickel.
    Last edited: May 15, 2008
  4. Seabeescotty

    Seabeescotty G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    **** Paul, if yer talkin' Dixie cups, I wore a few, and I'm always happy to meet another of my kind. I'll PM you my info, and it's supposed to be summer now, and gettin' into the good time of year. They must be trying to convince us that it's smooth water, clear skies, and an easy breeze for sailing, but I ain't hearin' it! The weather has been iffy, to say the least. Anyway, a PM is headed your way!