The Cowboy and the Soldier: Icons of American Life and Values by ProQuest


The values of the cowboy and the soldier are much alike: honor (adheres to the Army's publicly declared code of values); integrity (possesses high personal moral standards, honest in word and deed); courage (manifests physical and moral bravery); loyalty (bears true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, the unit and the soldier); respect (promotes dignity, consideration, fairness and equal opportunity); selfless service (places Army priorities before self); and duty (fulfills professional, legal and moral obligations). In our Army, they are the stories of today's heroes like Medal of Honor recipient SFC Paul Ray Smith and Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, the first female soldier since World War II to receive the Silver Star medal for valor in combat.\n I met SSgt. It is likewise heartwarming to see yellow-ribbon magnets on SUVs, hear stories of community welcome-home ceremonies for returning Guard and Reserve units, and learn of media coverage of soldier heroes or schoolchildren who write to soldiers or send them care packages.

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