Code of Conduct
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Executive Order, Dwight D. Eisenhower
August 17, 1955

Article 1  ---  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 defense.

Article 2  ---  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.

Article 3  ---  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 4  ---  If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep the 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, then I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

Article 5  ---  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 it's allies or harmful to their cause.

Article 6  ---  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.

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