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I'm Being Summoned to Active Duty

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Aikbach, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    My friends,

    Many of you know I am an assistant in Hollywood employed by Paramount Pictures; what you may not know is that I'm a reservist in the United States Army Reserve and a second lieutenant specialized in psychological operations.

    I have been summoned from my day job by my country into active duty, I always knew this was a possibility and accept my duty.
    I will probably be a scant presence in the coming months as I am being briefed on a mission that my men and I will be preparing for in Afghanistan.
    I am not at liberty to discuss the date of my departure nor the nature of our mission but the Commander in Chief has called us to help route the Taliban and we accept.

    So I likely won't be in the country for the coming election, I better get my absentee ballot.

    I ask that you all keep the men in uniform in your prayers and use your conscience to decide the next commander in chief who we will obey and have to experience the transition of commanders in mid-campaign as I will still be deployed well into 2009.

    Lives are at stake and good leadership is needed, we need to know that the fights we engage in at present will deter greater disasters in the future.

    I will try to check in on the board when I have a moment but I will not be a regular anymore for some time.

    I'm off to fight for my country, I may bleed, and I may die but the cause is just and honorable; if God preserves me no man can be against me but if He calls me home then that will be His will, so do not mourn as if you are those without hope should that come to pass. If I never return home to my country I will not be defeated by death's snare for long, I have hope in resurrection for my Savior already has been.

    - Second Lt. Travis Speegle
    United States Army

  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    As a former military (army) man, as is the case with many of us who post in the political zone, best wishes and stay safe man. And I hope you somehow get to play a part, no matter if it is big or small, in getting that scumbag OBL.

    By the way check your PMs.
  3. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    You're in my prayers Lieutenant.

    Make sure you listen to you're NCO's, they'll keep you alive my friend.
  4. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    I wish you the best Travis, you were always one of the posters who I respected and enjoyed reading the most. You're presence on the board will be missed but I hope that your time of duty is short. Stay safe man.
  5. ZB9

    ZB9 Active Member

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    God bless
  6. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Be safe and thank you.....also former Army
  7. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg That gum you like. Zone Supporter

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    Be safe and good luck with everything.
  8. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    You are in my prayers......Thank you Sir for putting it on the line for me and my country.
  9. sacase

    sacase Well-Known Member

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    Another former Army NCO here. Listen to your NCO's they know what they are doing, they will keep you safe and sound. You should have computer access most of the camps are pretty well set up with good coms. PM inbound.
  10. ThaBigP

    ThaBigP New Member

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    God bless and Godspeed...
  11. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Aikbach ...... protect yourself and defend your brothers.

    Do your duty and Come back safe.

    Give us a line when you get settled ...... anything you need.
  12. SultanOfSix

    SultanOfSix Star Power

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    Good luck and stay safe.
  13. DaBoys4Life

    DaBoys4Life Benched

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    I wouldn't go if I was you. Best Wishes.
  14. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    God speed to you.

    I really admire your dedication to our great country and I'm grateful for your service as well as to all the others here who have served and are serving! You all are examples that freedom isn't free!

    I'll be keeping you in my prayers.
  15. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    We look forward to having you back soon. May God protect you and the rest of the soldiers.
  16. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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    As has been stated, listen to the NCO's. Good luck and God speed, LT.

    Former Navy Corpsman.
  17. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Lt., God bless and be safe. If you get some down time shoot us a note to let us know you are doing ok. Let us know if you need something. We're there for ya.

    And thanks for serving.
  18. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    We're gonna miss you on the Zone man. Take care.
  19. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    Godspeed, and thank you!

  20. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Good luck man !!!!!

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