Why did you enlist?

Members of the armed forces are regularly presented with this particular question — and some are now speaking out. Using the popular smartphone application Whisper, many soldiers have turned to the social network to explain to others why they chose to join the military.

Whisper guarantees its users absolute privacy and, as a result, some of the confessions are raw and powerful.

1. Fight for Country
Image source: Whisper App

Image source: Whisper App

2. Preserve Freedom
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Image source: Whisper App

3. To Serve
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Image source: Whisper App

4. Make a Difference
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Image source: Whisper App

5. Protect Family
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Image source: Whisper App

6. Conquer Fears
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Image source: Whisper App

7. Save Lives
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Image source: Whisper App

8. For Country, Despite What Others Think

In this “whisper,” a soldier not only reveals why she joined the armed forces, but claims people “hate” on her for serving in the U.S. Army.

Image source: Whisper App

Image source: Whisper App

9. Help With Natural Disasters
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Image source: Whisper App

Find more anonymous soldier confessions on Whisper. Download here. This post has been updated.

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