I think that anyone who signs on that line before they go should understand they are no longer their own. No matter what life gives you, there will be some danger, some leap into faith that someone will keep you safe. But you have to accept and know, it is not always so, especially in the armed forces. These young people who lose their lives in training should be as respected and honored as any who fall in the field. They signed on the line and gave their lives for the causes.
"I, (Recruit), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."