MORGAN COUNTY MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DETACHMENT 1367
Martinsville, IN

 

Code of Conduct

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Article I:

I am an American, fighting in the armed forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense

Article II:

I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my people while they still have the means to resist.

Article III:

If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

Article IV:

If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep my faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

Article V:

When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and it's allies or harmful to their cause.

Article VI:

I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my action, and dedicated to the principles which make my country free. I will trust in my God and the United States of America.

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