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2004-11-11 12:33:14 PM  
how about a thank you for us future veterans eh?

/army ROTC
2004-11-11 12:33:57 PM  
but mostly a big big big big big big thank you to all you veterans
2004-11-11 12:34:34 PM  
P.S. I can't forget to include "Mike" who taught me, unbeknownst to him, some of the horrors of Vietnam. It was an eye-opening experience.
2004-11-11 12:36:24 PM  
I want to take a moment and say thank you to my dad, who served as a Captain in Vietnam, earned a purple heart and bronze star, spent a lifetime coping with the pain of his memories and, sadly, died very suddenly last year.

Thank you for allowing me the freedom to have my own opinions, even when those opinions differed so vastly from your own. I respect you so much for what you sacrificed, and I mourn the parts of your mind and soul that died in Vietnam. Your body came back debilitated, damaged and diminished, but you did make it back, and for that I am so grateful.

I miss you and the effect you have had on my life. I am so sorry you never got to meet my son and your grandson, Gavin. I dressed him in military fatigues today in your honor. And I'll be lifting a glass of Guinness today to honor you myself.

I hope you are at peace. I hope you have forgiven yourself. I miss you.
2004-11-11 12:38:45 PM  
You are welcome.

United States Marine Corps
2004-11-11 12:39:24 PM  
I flew to Atlanta last month, and on the flight home, there were a couple of soldiers getting on the flight back to Hartford. Some of the people in first class traded their seats with the soldiers so that they could fly in comfort. I thought that way cool...
2004-11-11 12:39:38 PM  
Thanks vets.
2004-11-11 12:41:14 PM  
Woohoo!! Everyone here at the 607th Combat Communications Squadron has got a four day weekend Vets Day.
2004-11-11 12:45:53 PM  
You're welcome

U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1988 - 1991
Desert Shield / Desert Storm
2004-11-11 12:47:43 PM  
All your precious bodily fluids are welcome.

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2004-11-11 12:49:12 PM  
SSN 719 Providence

I always feel guilty on Vets day due to my recieving an early out, but it's good to know that by being humbled by the day, I understand the sacrifice others have made.
2004-11-11 12:50:39 PM  
Wow, three hundred something posts without the lyrics to "Proud to be an American." When I was 10 I knew all the verses. I only know the chorus to it now.

My dad was a vet from vietnam. (Helicopter gunner) I found out that their average life span was 7 minutes. I'm glad my dad made it home so that I could be here today.

Thanks to all of those brave enough to serve. (I would have tried to if I wasn't a female with asthma.)

/~Proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free...~
2004-11-11 12:53:05 PM  
Thank you all! Wish I was there (stupid pot growing incident).
2004-11-11 12:53:13 PM  
God bless you!!!!!
2004-11-11 12:57:17 PM  
This is a very moving, and appropriate thread.

I have nothing to add but my deepest gratitude to those who have served and are serving now.

Thank you.
2004-11-11 12:59:17 PM  
Thank you to all Veterans and to those currently serving. God Bless you for your service.
2004-11-11 01:00:26 PM  
Thanks, Dad.
2004-11-11 01:03:17 PM  
In rememberance of the end of the Great War on this day in 1918,
I would like to open a thread about "what's the best war movie?"

Frankly, I'm quite dissapointed that there are way more WW2 and Vietnam movies than the Great War, for it is WW1 that interests me most. And, I guess the same can be said for videogames as well.

Anyway... I open this discussion with "The Red and The White" by Miklos Jancso
Here is a vid-clip.
If you havent seen it yet, I recommend you do so.
It's about the Russian Civil war that followed their abandoning the fighting of the Central Powers.
2004-11-11 01:07:11 PM  
I wish good luck to all our active duty, and I wish justice on those who would do them harm.

Thank you.
2004-11-11 01:07:43 PM  
Big ups to all the vets. Hope we can get some of the boys home for Christmas from Iraq.

2004-11-11 01:11:26 PM  
If you really support the vets then please ask your government reps to fully fund VA hospitals. It looks like they are in for another budget cut, this at a time when we are creating many new disabled vets. I write this as a disabled vet who's bloodwork(waited a month to get the results) shows I probably have cancer , but I will have to wait until January for an oncololgy appt and mri.


Under the OMB budget documents, few domestic programs would escape budget cuts. For example, veterans medical care (except for a small part of it considered to be a homeland security function) would be cut in 2005 by about $380 million (i.e., it would be reduced by $380 million below the 2004 level, adjusted for inflation). Veterans medical care would then be cut an additional $1.5 billion in 2006 (below the 2005 level, adjusted for inflation), for a total cut of $1.9 billion over two years. (Even without adjustment for inflation, the program would be cut $880 million from 2005 to 2006.)
2004-11-11 01:11:50 PM  
A big thank you to all that have served and are currently serving! I thank you and appreciate what you do for me and our country!

Big thanks to both my grandfathers. WOOT!

You guys ROCK!
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2004-11-11 01:12:46 PM  
You're Welcome!

/USMC 22 Years and still counting!

Oh, and got my marching papers for Iraq this morning...
2004-11-11 01:13:52 PM  
""2004-11-11 11:23:54 AM erewhon


Hahaha have I been talking to the wrong guy or what! ROTFLMAO, puts on dunce hat, big duh-oh bubble over head.

I work for the state department now, and have held some other interesting jobs since my departure from the USAF AND USMC. What do you mean?
2004-11-11 01:14:03 PM  
2004-11-11 01:12:46 PM gideon
Oh, and got my marching papers for Iraq this morning...

Good luck.
/NOT sarcasm
2004-11-11 01:16:13 PM  
Thanks to both my grandfathers(WWII// Korean War)

Godspeed to all of you!

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2004-11-11 01:16:18 PM  
Big thanks to all in uniform, past, present and future.

US Army 96-98
13 Bravo
2004-11-11 01:18:55 PM  
Thanks, Bukharin, but I'm not worried...I live for the looks I get in the Field. Muaaahahahaaaa!

/6'11", 305lbs Marine Bulldog ;)
2004-11-11 01:24:01 PM  
Thank you to all of our servicemen and women -- Thank you to my Dad, who served 2 years in Vietnam and from accounts of those who knew him then, came back a totally different man because of it. And to my cousin who served in Afghanistan and came back with a purple heart.
2004-11-11 01:24:29 PM  
Thank You for your service...both past and present Vets!
2004-11-11 01:24:32 PM  
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Thanks Dad
USNR, 1942-1945

2004-11-11 01:27:23 PM  
God speed gideon
2004-11-11 01:29:08 PM  
2004-11-11 01:24:32 PM aintsobad

We should compare parental histories. My dad served on LSTs
in Sicily,Salerno and Normandy too.
2004-11-11 01:30:52 PM  
thanks fellow farkers

us navy 66-70

i ask you all a favor:

please keep in mind the fact that the nation does not give war wounded vets the level of care they deserve. it is a national travesty and there is no excuse for this to be happening.

we forget to quickly after they are out of the news, but their wounds wont let them ever forget.

please help the va get proper funding by letting your congressperson know your feeling on this subject.
2004-11-11 01:32:37 PM  
To all the Vets in my family... Thanks...

Lt General Roy H. Lynn USAF
Colonel Roy H. Lynn Jr. USAF
Brig General Lloyd W. Smith USMC

And to the rest of you thanks.
You are all hero's...
2004-11-11 01:34:22 PM  
Just returned from the Cenotaph - thank you all so much.

2004-11-11 01:34:37 PM  
RIP, 1LT Tyler Brown. KIA Ramadi, Aug. 2004.

As for me, US Army, 2003-current
B Co., 2-4 IN, 4th Brigade, 10th Mtn
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And of course...
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2004-11-11 01:38:10 PM  
3/325 A.B.C.T - Blue Falcons

Prayers for those currently serving, thanks for those who have served, and never forget those who never came back.
2004-11-11 01:38:16 PM  
2004-11-11 01:39:02 PM  
fire off an email dave101tlhs[nospam-﹫-backwards]oohay*co­m, lets compare notes!
2004-11-11 01:39:30 PM  

Can't fetch the link so cut and paste........

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2004-11-11 01:40:10 PM  
That shot looks like the high bay at Dodge! I was in there once when the AFFF fire suppression system went off on accident. what a mess! we had 2 planes in there and one was all opened up for periodic maintenance. Everyone had wash rack duty that day!
/I don't have any shots of myself in uniform I'd feel comfortable posting... Particularly the ones from Pattaya Beach.
2004-11-11 01:41:20 PM  
OldButFast, with all due respect to Senator Zell Miller and to the lyrics of "God Bless the U.S.A." they are both wrong: the soldiers, the men who died for our Rights, do not give us those Rights. They are endowed by the Creator (whoever or whatever you believe that to be), not by any human agency. Soldiers defend the rights. They gave their all to protect our ability to exercise our Rights. But if any human agency gives us Rights, then they aren't really Rights at all, but Powers. That is the distinction between Rights and Powers, and why neither the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, nor Bill of Rights ever once uses the term "Rights" as something that any part of any level of Government has. Only Persons can have Rights. Especially note the distinction between the Ninth (declaring that the Rights of the People aren't limited to those specified in the Constitution or Bill of Rights) and Tenth (explaining what Powers that the Federal Government, States, and the People have).

Better lyrics for that line from the song: "And I won't for-get the men who died, who saved that Right [or, better yet, 'those Rights'] for me."

My stance on this matter in no way diminishes my undying gratitude to all veterans for defending and protecting my Rights.

On another matter: everyone who ever gets a chance to watch and listen to the Vocal Majority (best Barbershop Chorus on the planet: won their tenth Gold Medal, their eighth consecutive one, a year ago in Montreál) perform their Armed Forces Medley (link is to an .MP3 sample, which unfortunately contains only the Air Force part, but the whole medley covers all of the American Armed Forces), live and in person, should do so. Just listening to it on a CD or MP3 other audio only gives you less than half of the audible effect (this holds true for all Barbershop, and is one of the main reasons Barbershop isn't any more popular than it is - when it has gone through any electronics whatsoever, even a PA system, much of what makes Barbershop special is stripped out and it just sounds like some men singing a capella harmony, when the full effect is much, much more than that!) and none of the visual impact (watching over 150 men do that awesome choreography while singing in perfect synchronization and gorgeous, chord-ringing harmony!).
2004-11-11 01:41:21 PM  
Thank you, Grandpa, may you rest in peace.
Thank you, Dad.
Thank you, Stepdad.

I love all of you so much, and will never forget your contributions to this country, and my freedom.
2004-11-11 01:45:05 PM  
My dad served in the USAF from 78-99, being the Air Force Brat that I am I want to thank everyone who served and is serving. You are a great bunch of people.

2004-11-11 01:47:37 PM  
Thanks Dad (Vietnam, Navy Pilot) and Grandpa Bud (USAAF, 8th Air Force B-17 bombardier).
2004-11-11 01:48:26 PM  
Holy Crap 3Horn!!!

I was an AW2 also.

What squadrons were you with? We must have been in some of the same places at the same time, since I have a lot of the same medals and ribbons.

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2004-11-11 01:51:47 PM  
USMCROTC '04-?? Semper Fi.
Thanks to all the vets... y'all are motivation to us young'uns.
2004-11-11 01:52:07 PM  
you're welcome
2004-11-11 01:55:44 PM  
Thanks Dad! USMC sniper; four tours in Nam - four Purple Hearts (re-enlisted after third to go back and finish shooting some Northies). Thanks Bro for serving your four year tour in the US NAVY. Thanks to my Grandpas, each of whom were crewmembers in bombers in WWII. Lastly, thanks to all of the Aggies out there who have represented Texas A&M so well in the service of our country!
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