COWBOYS IN THE MILITARY by Travis T. Tobiasson PFC U.S. ARMY We traded our wranglers and boots for dcu's and combat boots. We came from feedlots, cabs of trucks, tractors, horses, and pickup trucks. You won't be able to tell by looking at us, dressed in tan and covered in dust, But if you sit down and chat, you'll see that we are a different breed of cat, We're the ones they call cowboys. We carry our weapons on our backs and believe me they're not light. We work no matter what the temperature, sun or rain, day or night, And in the midst of sand storms and whirlwinds, you won't hear us complain. We work, we laugh, we tell a joke to keep us from going insane. We're the ones they call cowboys. When the evening comes, we gather around a big pallet fire, Grab a "near" beer, talk about the day and watch the sun as it expires. Once this deployment is over, things won't change much except for a few, We'll get back to our wranglers and boots but instead of "near" beer. we'll go to the bar and enjoy a "real" brew! We're the ones they call cowboys. Yes, we are the cowboys, serving in our military which serves and protects the freedoms of this great country WE ALL call the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. You'll find us in all branches: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, and YES, even the COAST GUARD!
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