MSG (Ret) Manfred W. Baier
(29 June 1931 - 25 March 2008).
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The Men of the Green Beret

I was that which others did not want to be.

I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do.

I asked nothing from those who gave nothing and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness...should I fail.

I have seen the face of terror, felt the stinging cold of fear, and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment's love.

I have cried, pained, and hoped...but most of all, I have lived times others would say were best forgotten.

At least someday I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was...

A Soldier

Attributed to George L. Skypeck
sfc manfred baier
The men of the Green Beret are masters of their profession, the profession of arms.

Theirs is more than a job or an occupation. It is a way of life that requires a personal commitment found nowhere else in society.

Its obligation is dedicated...its demands, duty and loyalty...its principle, integrity, and it's reward, personal satisfaction.

Their countrymen see them as the epitome of the American fighting man.

Their badge of distinction is the green beret, known and respected worldwide.

They Wear It Proudly.

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Chapter XXXIII, SFA, The Larry Alan Thorne Special Forces Memorial Chapter
MSG Manfred W. Baier Memorial Page
was created 4 April 2008