Do you see people calling Soldiers 'Sailors' or even 'Coasties'? No, I didn't think so. Regardless if it's in 'insult' or not.. it's not politically correct. Someone on my Facebook tried to correct me & tell me 'anyone serving (or fighting.. don't remember) in the military is a soldier.' Not quite. A Troop maybe? Definitely not a Soldier. I know countless Sailors, Marines, Airmen, etc over in the sand box right now but that does NOT make them Soldiers. It makes them troops.
Do you guys see the yellow ribbon magnets that say "Support our Soldiers".. I sure as hell don't. I see "Support our TROOPS." I'm exactly sure why this is such a hot topic to me but it is. If my husband wanted to be called a Soldier he would have joined the Army. & before you say they all do the same thing or they were all trained the same way.. take your bullshit on to the next page looking for pity because this isn't the time or place for it. My husband wasn't trained like Soldiers. Soldiers aren't trained like Marines & so on. They all go to boot camp/basic & they all do conditioning but it's ALL on a different level of intensity and the goal of all their training is different.
If you want to tell me that your Marine is better than my Sailor or even that my Sailor is better than the next.. you're wrong. They're all human, make mistakes but most importantly they're fighting and working for the SAME goal.
I try to not bitch or vent much on here but this REALLY pissed me off. I'm not in the best of moods to start with then I saw yet another person say "Thank you Military Wives for standing behind your Soldiers." I didn't comment on it but I just kept reading down my news feed as if I didn't see it. I posted something on MY facebook page where I have the right to & someone tries to correct me. I can stand to be corrected when I'm wrong. & I gladly take advice but when someone wants to pull a definition from the dictionary of a Soldier & tell me it fits all branches.. you seriously have lost your mind.
"Don't like standing behind our Troops? Feel free to stand behind them!"