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11-11-2007, 03:38 PM
Just wanted to say "thanks" to all who have served and those who are serving now.
I was in the Coast Guard doing search and rescue in Alaska during the Viet Nam War.
Lost 2 high school friends in that stupid war.
11-11-2007, 04:40 PM
Thanks, and I would like to thank you for your service. I was in the Navy I was a Explosive Ordnance Disposal Tech in the first Gulf War. I lost a couple of buddies that were air sea rescue swimmers. UH-2 went down no survivors or bodies. Dec 24, 1990. Buddy just had a baby girl before we left. Lt. committed suicide after spending 25 years in the navy. God bless them, what a waste of life.
11-11-2007, 06:25 PM
I've never served, but I reserve my highest respect for Those Who Serve our country. Thank you for your sacrifice, both literal and metaphorical.
11-11-2007, 07:35 PM
I watched the first gulf issue in my office every day. Couldn't take my eyes and mind off of it Sorry about Lt.
Serving can be a bitch.
11-12-2007, 09:23 AM
I was lucky, they had justed started the "lottery" when I became draft age. My birthday was #272, and they were only expected to go up to 100. Several of my friends weren't so lucky, some didn't return home.
To all who served, i can only say Thank You and God Bless You.
11-12-2007, 09:33 AM
I was number 31 or 13 I'll have to call my brother back East to confirm which one he was and I was.
I hightailed it to the post office in between classes and the Guard was the only recruiter open. They let me pick a date after my first year of college. I was 1 credit short.
11-12-2007, 01:47 PM
My gosh, I'm older than Common Sense. I went into the Navy before the draft lottery program began.
USN AT2 1958 to 1961 (Kiddy Cruiser)
11-12-2007, 02:06 PM
I SERVED IN THE US NAVY FROM 1979-1983.MY FATHER RETIRED USN AFTER 20YRS,BRO IN LAW AFTER 20 YRS,MY SON IS ACTIVE DUTY NAVY NOW.LOST ONE UNCLE IN WWII,HAD ANOTHER UNCLE IN THE INVASION OF NORMANDY AND SEVERAL OTHERS SERVE FROM WWII KOREA THRU VIETNAM.I HOLD OUR MILITARY PAST AND PRESENT IN THE HIGHEST REGARD.WE HAVE TO THANK THEM ALL FOR OUR RIGHT TO SIT HOME AND BITCH AND MOAN. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-patriotic-flagwaver-ani.gif
11-12-2007, 02:22 PM
Enjoy your day of honor vets. I cannot tell you how ndebted I feel to you all. It is because of you that I am able to peck at this keyboard and write whatever I wish.. Freedom is a wonderful feeling, but it obviously isnt free. To those with loved ones currently serving, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless.
11-12-2007, 02:24 PM
I tried to join when I was 19, but was told that I couldn't because of the asthma that I had when I was 6. Thanks to those that have served!
11-12-2007, 03:04 PM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif Salute! Thanks vets.
11-12-2007, 05:20 PM
Thank you all for serving and served. My wife was just deployed. She will be in Port heuneme for about 3 months then over to Iraq. She is with NMCB17
11-12-2007, 06:48 PM
David. Hope your wife comes back safe and well.
11-12-2007, 07:17 PM
I thank all those that have and are serving.
God bless and to all that are currently serving, and I hope for a safe return.
11-12-2007, 08:33 PM
Thank you tmoniz.
11-13-2007, 06:06 PM
I'm usually in the woods every Nov on Veteran's Day in MO so I miss this post. Thank you to all the vets past and present. We owe our freedom to your sacrifices. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-patriotic-flagwaver-ani.gif
11-14-2007, 03:43 AM
THANKS TO ALL THAT HAVE SACRAFICED, THIS KIND OF THINGS ALWAYS BRINGS TEARS TO MY EYES
I SERVED IN THE AIR FORCE FROM 1965 TO 1969 IN THE COMBAT DEFENSE SQUADROM, STRATIGIC AIR COMMAND SAC'S FINEST. I LOST MANY OF MY HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS IN VIETNAM MOST OF THEM IN THE ARMY AND MARINES, OUT OF THE GROUP THAT RETURNED WERE ONE OTHER AIR FORCE ONE NAVY AND ONE ARMY INDUCTEE. HE HAD MAJOR MENTAL ISSUES WHEN HE RETURNED. I DO REMEMBER THE GUYS I SERVED WITH FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND WE BONDED WELL SOME OF US STILL, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, KEEP IN TOUCH.
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