Saturday, April 6, 2013

That Others May Live

The Pararescuemen, PJ, creed reads:

"It is my duty as a Pararescueman to save lives and aid the injured.  I will be prepared at all times to perform my assigned duties quickly and efficiently, placing these duties before personal desires and comforts.  These things I do, that others may live."

This was written by the first commander of the Air Rescue Service, Lt Col Richard T. Kight.

Those few who have survived INDOC and traveled through the "Pipeline" to graduate as one of the elite to darn the beret, recite this code and live by it and also, die by it.  It is what they do.  They are not merely words that are spoken, they are what drives these young heroes to go into the combat zone and rescue whomever it may be who needs to be saved.

"That Others May Live"