|Code Of Conduct|
I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my
country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never
surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.
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.
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
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.
When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound 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 its allies or harmful to
I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, 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.
Contributed by Cyrus T. Michael
Salt Lake City, Utah "Resolution" Feb. 1, 1943
The Royal Court of the "Realm of Neptune"
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