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Standing Fast

A Multi-Purpose Canine team provides security for a nearby mortar firing position in Deir ez-Zor province, Syria, October 2018.

   In times of calm, there are those who stand fast on the ramparts.
   When challenges come, there are those who stand fast at the bulwarks
   If peace shatters, those who stand fast sally forth into the breach.
   When those who sallied forth may fall, there are those standing fast to take their places.
   In victory, there are those who stand fast to remember the fallen.
   And again in peace, there are those who stand fast, manning the ramparts, to ensure
that peace prevails.
   It is the warrior who stands fast.

—Lt. Col. (Ret.) Todd Kenneth Hulsey


4 May 2020


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