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The 25 Best Quotes From American Soldiers

Florida Cracker Wrote: May 29, 2012 10:38 AM
Colonel Travis was not an American soldier. He was not even an American citizen, at that point. And the Battle of the Alamo was fought by the country of Mexico against its province of Texas. The U.S. Army carries no battle streamer for that conflict. I live in San Antonio and will be giving a staff ride of the Alamo on Thursday.
Charles SWVA Wrote: May 29, 2012 2:55 PM
Cracked from Florida: According to Wikipedia, Travis, an American of English descent, was born in August,1,1809 in Saluda County, South Carolina, to Mark and Jemima Travis. Did he renounce his citizenship?
OldArmy Wrote: May 29, 2012 8:21 PM
Yes. He immigrated to Texas, became a Mexican citizen after swearing allegiance to the Mexican government. As did Sam Houston. David Crockett did not immigrate, but had intended to. Doesn't matter. They were all "Americans" in the sense they were born on the North American continent.
Bulldog74 Wrote: May 29, 2012 2:05 PM
If you do indeed live in San Antonio and know the Alamo, you know that the flags of a number of states are on display in the chapel, representing the men who chose to take their stand with Col Travis. Make no mistake, it was an American's fight in the best sense of the term.
OldArmy Wrote: May 29, 2012 11:07 AM
In 1775, Captain Parker was not an American either, and neither was George Washington. Militaries take their fighting lineage from the history of units that fought before them. Texas' military history is part of US military history. You are putting to fine a point on the pencil.
25) "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" -- William Prescott at the Battle Of Bunker Hill
24) "To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace." -- George Washington
23) "When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell!" -- Admiral Bill Halsey on December 7, 1941
22) "Nuts." -- The response of General Anthony MacAuliffe, when asked to surrender during the Battle of the Bulge, 1944
21) "I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me....