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  1. Draegerman

    Draegerman Internet Somebody

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    My brother - Happy Veterans Day to you. :bow:
  2. panchucko

    panchucko We have a pretty good offense Zone Supporter

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    US Army 1982 - 1986
    Army National Guard 1986 - 2011 (Retired)
  3. 2233boys

    2233boys Benched

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    US Army Reserves 1991-1997
  4. starman22

    starman22 Member

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    USMC 1983 - 1987

    Hindsight being 20/20, I dearly wish I would have made a career of it.

    Star
  5. Draegerman

    Draegerman Internet Somebody

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    Starman - you didn't happen to show up on the shores in Grenada in SEP '83 did ya?
  6. JoeCorrado

    JoeCorrado Active Member

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    US Army 1980-1985
  7. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Lol, along with the illuminating cameramen...who no longer was granted unaccompanied entry.
  8. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    And my love back in return...:starspin
  9. Cowboyfan81

    Cowboyfan81 Broadcast Guy

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    U.S. Army
    1989 - 1993
    13 Bravo
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Platoon 104 Parris Island
    0311
  11. Draegerman

    Draegerman Internet Somebody

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    In the spirit of healing, I spent my entire day looking for veterans in public places just so I could go up and tell them how much I appreciated their sacrifice & service. It wasn't until I met another fellow disabled vet at a grocery store, whereupon we just looked at each other and hugged while the tears poured out. Shortly thereafter, we released and regained our composure. A simple nod was issued and we went on with the business at hand. I never even knew his name.

    In retrospect, I pray that no one will have to go through something like this ever again.

    'LEST WE FORGET'
  12. Draegerman

    Draegerman Internet Somebody

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    As part of a unit that spearheaded that operation, you and I may have crossed paths a time or two. You may have remembered me. I was the scared private attached to a Ranger Regiment who was scared ****less after encountering sniper fired in Grand Anse during a tense three hour drama.

    I had only been in my unit for about two months before I wound up in the bite. Thank God for 'Puff The Magic Dragon' to save our bacon.
  13. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    US Army, May 2007 (June '03 entered the Academy) to Present, one tour to Iraq.

    My father -- US Army, May 1982 to May 2007, 25 years, tours to Kuwait, Iraq.

    Grandfather -- US Army, unsure of the dates, but two tours of duty in Vietnam including a Purple Heart among other decorations.

    Here's the former CPT Smith, US Army Retired, discussing his first tour as a Platoon Leader in Vietnam (he was a Company Commander in this video). When someone found this video online and sent it to my family it was surreal to watch.

    [youtube]l2bChg3y8PA[/youtube]
  14. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Congratulations, man - I'm assuming that's retirement?
  15. sacase

    sacase Well-Known Member

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    US Army - 97-2004
  16. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Great video. Thanks for sharing.
  17. robjgrif

    robjgrif Active Member

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    USN "Silent Service" 1992-2001 :starspin
  18. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    At work, we have a processing piece of equipment that we call the 'dragon.' I occasionally sing the song, 'Puff the Magic Dragon,' but no one really understands. But I do sing the Star Bangled Banner every night at work, and they do understand that...oh, and a demonstration for Soviet Block Officers at Fort Bliss, impressed them with armor and 'Puff.'
  19. notherbob

    notherbob Active Member

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    I was in the army in peacetime from 1956 through 1961 including reserve time.
    We wore brown boots and shoes and toted an M-1. We marched every damn where and ate C-rations in the field, wore OD and Ike jackets in the winter and khakis in the summer long before the black boots and green unis ever came out.
  20. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Damit. I was only a cub scout. But we played war a lot as kids.

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