I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and
our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will
never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means
If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available.
I will make every effort to escape and to aid others to escape. I will
accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners.
I will give no information nor take part in any action which might be harfull
to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey
lawful orders of those appointed overme and will back them in every way.
When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required
to give 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 coutry or its allies or harmful to their cause.
I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.