A PARATROOPERS CREED
I volunteered as a parachutist, fully realizing the hazards of my chosen service, and my actions will always uphold the prestige, honor, and high “Spirit De Corps” of the airborne.
I realize that a parachutist is not merely a soldier who arrives by parachute to fight but is an elite shock-trooper and that his country expects him to march farther and faster than any other soldier. Parachutists of all allied armies belong to this great brotherhood.
I shall never fail my comrades shirking any duty or training, but will always keep myself mentally and physically fit, and will shoulder my full share of the task, whatever it may be.
I shall show other soldiers by my military courtesy to superior officers and noncommissioned, officers by my neatness of dress, by the care of my own weapon and equipment, that I am picking and a well-trained soldier.
I shall always endeavor by my soldierly appearance, military bearing, and behavior, to reflect the high standards of training and morale of parachute troops.
I shall respect the abilities of my enemies. I will fight fairly and with all my might. Surrender is not in my creed.
I shall display a higher degree of initiative than is required by other troops and will fight on to my objectives and the mission, though I am the lone survivor.