I joined the Navy and when I raised my right hand to take the OATH I was repeating the exact same words that Audie and Elvis had. It was the proudest day of my life. To "defend and protect" didn't end when I walked off the ship for the last time.
It seems to me that my country is calling me again, to serve her, to "defend and protect" her constitution. I put my life on the line then, and I'm willing to do it again. I may not come back: a lot of those young men who stormed the beaches on D-Day didn't come back either. Think about it. I have. I took an oath once. One oath is all it takes. Count me in. I'm in it for the duration. So help me God.