Ext Def Duty Essay

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Duty Everyone a type of duty that they must fulfill, whether it is being a parent, civil servant, military, or a variety of other things. As a military member, a spouse, and a parent I have a deep respect for that which lies before me and an obligation to fulfill those responsibilities. I know that each person reading this has some type of duty that they too have to fulfill even if only a duty to yourself (or your bank account) to complete this class. Whether you believe it or not, at some point in your life you may be called to jury duty and it is mandatory that you must serve as a juror by law because that is your legal civil duty. In my opinion duty is more than a word and very hard to consolidate in one category because there are so many different types. What is duty? Dictionary.reference.com defines duty several ways these are 1. Something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation. 2. the binding or obligatory force of something that is morally or legally right; moral or legal obligation. 3. an action or task required by a person's position or occupation; function: the duties of a clergyman. 4. the respectful and obedient conduct due a parent, superior, elder, etc. 5. an act or expression of respect. Duty can mean any of these definitions to any one person. I could not choose one definition because duty means all of these things to me. General George S. Patton once said “Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.” (Patton). In my own experiences, I have learned that fulfilling our moral, occupational, and civil duties plays a major role in our daily livelihood. In the U.S. Army our duties

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