Soldier Combat Skills

Warrior Ethos

Never Quit

More than most, Soldiers know about never quitting, it is in their ethos and creed – a code they have embedded in their hearts from the beginning of their military careers.

Sgt. 1st Class Pierce Williams, once a young infantry staff sergeant, has had moments in his life where quitting was given as an option, but instead, he chose the ethos.

Williams, a native of Sturgis, S.D., an intelligence noncommissioned officer for future operations for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, now on his third deployment to Iraq, never thought he would be shuffling through intelligence reports-not after one fateful day in 2006. (continue reading…)

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Warrior ethos: Paratrooper saves gunner from burning vehicle

Two acts of bravery saved the life of a Soldier, whom others said, most definitely would have died had it not been for a heroic action.

On May 17, 2009, in the Rusafa district of Baghdad, 1st Lt. Luis Reyes twice entered a burning vehicle to rescue his injured gunner, Spc. Robert Mayes. The two men were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. (continue reading…)

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