WHAT I AM

What I Am
02 Sep 2015

WHAT I AM

 

I BECAME THAT BREED OF SOLDIER THAT OTHERS WANTED TO BE,

DEAMED OF AND ASPIRED TOO BUT NEVER BECAME. THIS HAS PLACED 

ME APART AND MADE ME WHAT I AM TODAY !

 

I ACCEPTED THE PHYSICAL HARDSHIP, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS,

THE BRUNT OF RESENTMENT AND THE EMOTIONAL STRAIN.

THIS MADE ME STRONGER, TENACIOUS,PROUD AND LOYAL.

THIS MADE ME WHAT I AM TODAY!

 

I HAVE EXPERIENCED FEAR, PAIN, EXHAUSTION AND DISCOMFORT.

THIS HAS MADE ME DETERMINED, CONFIDENT AND SELF-RELIANT.

THIS HAS MADE ME WHAT I AM TODAY!

 

I HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COMPASSION, JOY AND COMRADESHIP.

THIS MAKES ME REALIZE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE PART OF A TEAM.

THIS HAS MADE ME WHAT I AM TODAY!

 

I HAVE FELT DESPAIR, EMBARRASSMENT AND HURT, BUT ABOVE ALL

I HAVE PRIDE. I HAVE FALLEN, BOUNCED BACK AND SOARED.

THIS HAS MADE ME WHAT I AM TODAY!

 

I HAVE WALKED THE WALK AND JUMPED THE JUMP.

WHEREAS OTHER ONLY HAVE TALKED THE TALK.

THIS HAS MADE ME WHAT I AM TODAY :

 

AN AIRBORNE SOLDIER

John Brooks


 

Categories: 

Latest News

Related Articles

Business Listings

Business  Listings

IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE ROOIPLAAS PARATROOPER COMMUNITY. YOU CAN ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS FREE ON THE WEBSITE.....  PARATROOPERS SUPPORT EACH OTHER AS A BROTHERHOOD BECOME A MEMBER OF ROOIPLAAS AND ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS.... SEND US YOUR DETAILS TO  admin@rooiplaas.co.za    


Water Jump 2015 Training

Water Jump 2015 Training

WATER JUMP HANGER TRAINING 25 - 26 NOVEMBER 2015    


Colonel V S Mahlasela Commanding Off 44 Para Reg

Colonel V S Mahlasela Commanding Off 44 Para Reg

COMMANDING OFFICER 44 PARACHUTE REGIMENT  Col Vuka Sean Mahlasela was born 04 April 1970 in Chesterville Durban and he is married to Mpho Diana Mahlasela.They are blessed with five children. He spend his early years in Harrismith with his grandparents and attend his first class in Harrismith, where after he came back to Durban and continued with his lower primary education at Mbalase Lower P


Puma - Fire Force Machine

Puma - Fire Force Machine

Die Warhorse van Die Paratrooper !!!!