Special Forces Creed

The Special Forces Creed
I am an American Special Forces Soldier!
I will do all that my nation requires of me.
I am a volunteer, knowing well the hazards of my profession.
I serve with the memory of those who have gone before me.
I pledge to uphold the honor and integrity of their legacy
in all that I am - in all that I do.
I am a warrior.
I will teach and fight whenever and wherever my nation requires.
I will strive always to excel in every art and artifice of war.
I know that I will be called upon to perform tasks in isolation,
far from familiar faces and voices.
With the help and guidance of my faith,
I will conquer my fears and succeed.
I will keep my mind and body clean, alert and strong.
I will maintain my arms and equipment in
an immaculate state befitting a Special Forces Soldier,
for this is my debt to those who depend upon me.
I will not fail those with whom I serve.
I will not bring shame upon myself or Special Forces.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I will never surrender though I am the last.
If I am taken, I pray that I have the strength
to defy my enemy.
I am a member of my Nation's chosen soldiery,
I serve quietly, not seeking recognition or accolades.
My goal is to succeed in my mission - and live to succeed again.
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Special Forces Prayer and History

Special Forces Prayer
The Special Forces Prayer was written in  1961 for  William P. Yarborough 
by SF Chaplain John Stevey, the 7th SFG (ABN) Chaplain
Almighty GOD, Who art the Author of liberty
and the Champion of the oppressed, hear our prayer.
We, the men of Special Forces, acknowledge
 our dependence upon Thee in the preservation of human freedom.
Go with us as we seek to defend the defenseless and to free the enslaved.
May we ever remember that our nation, whose motto is “In God We Trust”, 
expects that we shall acquit ourselves with honor, that we may never bring shame upon our faith, our families, or our fellow men.
  Grant us wisdom from Thy mind, courage from Thine
 heart, strength from Thine arm, and protection by Thine hand.
It is for Thee that we do battle, and to Thee belongs the victor’s crown.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. AMEN

Special Forces Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

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