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David D. Smith    Posted 11-11-2019 at 12:30:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Thank you vets
  • Although I have not served in the military myself I have very high regard for all those who have.
    Thank you for you're service
    Dave Smith <*)))><

    poderac    Posted 11-11-2019 at 18:41:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I am 100% service connected disabled, but I would go again without hesitation. Second best thing I ever did was join the Army. Best thing I ever did was request a transfer from Germany to "nam. 5 1/2 years service has given me and family millions in medical care and many thousands in cash. No other job would have come close.

    PS. Thanks to all you others, too. It takes a team to keep this country afloat. No one person is more important than another, no matter what your MOS or where you served.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-12-2019 at 08:09:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thank you and Dan, and all the other vets, particularly the injured, for your service and sacrifice.

    This post gives me an opportunity to discuss a subject about which I feel quite strongly.

    VETERAN

    I enlisted in the Air Force (four years) and served all but 69 days of the Korean Conflict. However the duty I drew was Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska followed by March AFB, Riverside, California. I was a radio repairman. I do not feel I am entitled to call myself a veteran! I believe that term should be reserved for Combat Veterans! Admittedly I did not chose my MOS (AFSC) nor did I choose my duty stations. But I did chose my branch of service.

    Does anyone else feel the same?

    Jack

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 11-15-2019 at 10:11:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You signed a blank check on your life.
    You worked a 24 hour job at below minimum wage.
    You might just be a REMF, but it takes 55 REMF's to support one Grunt.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-15-2019 at 20:01:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Bruce. Certainly never thought of it that way

    Jack

    carl nny    Posted 11-12-2019 at 19:30:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • It doesn't matter where you served, you are still a Veteran. I was Navy, served in Nam and was wounded twice, but I don't consider myself any more of a veteran than someone that never left the States. You may not be a Combat Veteran but you are still a Veteran.. Thank you for your service.

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 11-12-2019 at 09:49:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I never served in the military, but have had the honor of teaching radio operation and repair to many servicemen at various bases over the years. My dad was a rifle trainer at Fort Monmouth. My son served as an MP in Iraq and saw action while there. I never cared if the person was a desk jockey or a decorated combat officer, I have always considered them to all be veterans and grateful to have been allowed to be in the same room with them. They all placed their life on the line when they walked into the recruiters office. Please do not sell anyone short, including yourself, for the selfless act of standing up for this great country. Thank you very much for your service!

    poderac    Posted 11-13-2019 at 19:43:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • How would those in combat eat, get ammo, clothes, vehicles, ETC. ETC. without the stateside support? You and all the others were just as important as those on the front line. It takes a full team to win.
    Thank You, fellow veteran.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-12-2019 at 06:49:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm 100% disabled vet also and yes I would do it all again if I could. 4 of us braved 8" of snow to go hang out in Applebees. Was a fun night.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 11-11-2019 at 18:02:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I saw this bumper sticker on a pickup the other day.
    Kind of harsh but I still liked it.

    John in Mich    Posted 11-11-2019 at 15:33:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thank you and bless all who have and are serving now. I did manage to get to Denny's for a free Grand Slam this morning but 5+ inches of snow since then (and still falling) convinced me to forego a Red Robin bar burger.

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