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  1. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 Deeply Shy. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    For Those Serving In Military Or Who Previously Served.
    Thank you for keeping all of us safe.
     
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    Unless you committed war crimes, in which case die in a fire
     
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    You’re welcome , it was an honor to serve .
     
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    Yep, absolutely!!

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    Ship might have been wood...

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    My band is playing at the local VFW this Friday night. At 9:00PM there's a special moment. Most bands play Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA". However we play "God Bless America" with 3 part harmonies and a single strumming guitar. We will play the Greenwood song later in the night during the last set.

    I didn't serve but I did watch my mailbox every day as I was 1A and my number was coming up. My Dad told me if it comes to not open it and get my tail and the letter down to the local Air Force recruiting office pronto. Although I was anti (Vietnam) war at the time, I would have enlisted. I appreciate all those who have and will serve our country. Thanks very much for your service.
     
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    thanks. Long time ago in another lifetime....

    I am still uncomfortable, or just not used to people saying thanks.
     
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    I was in the USAF. I was trained as a nurse, just LPN at the time. When I enlisted, I knew I wasn’t going to be one of the hero types, like my son in the Army. I figured that rather than fighting, I would help keep the injured from dying. Well, I trained as a combat medic, and was going to transfer to the army, but I got assigned to Women’s Health in the hospital where I was stationed, and I assisted the doc and other nurses during c-sections, labor and delivery, and the nursery. So instead I helped the wives and children of our deployed airmen. But to the soldiers that actually do the job of fighting, I say thank you as well.
     
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    Thanks for that @stevierayfan91 ! You are truly a thoughtful gent!

    For me and I'm guessing most who served, it is a privilege! Would do it again in a new york minute!

    1976-82 Special Intel Unit / Law Enforcement / DST. US Army

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    You're very welcome. It was a privilege to serve. One of the greatest experiences of my life.

    1976-1980 84th FIS, Castle AFB, CA.
     
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    In my day (and I'm guessing yours) there were no "thank yous", only hostility- we hoped to be ignored. I remember being encouraged to travel in civilian clothes when traveling on leave.
     
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    Absolutely disgraceful behavior back then. Allow me to thank you for your service. You performed your duty while many shirked theirs.
     
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    It was an honor. And it’s an honor to be in the company of so many heroes on this forum.
     
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    Different times bro
     
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    3/5 Cav C troop, Black Knights, Vietnam, 1969

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    maybe not that different. Some moron near the beginning of this thread kind of accused us of war crimes. But yea......
     
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    One reason I stick to my guns so resolutely now...is the Vietnam era and the reception given vets, I knew the treatment was wrong, but I kept my mouth shut instead of saying, and standing up for, what I believed. That is one of the few times I let peer pressure restrict me.


    So...again my answer to the original post is...AMEN!
     
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    No, I expressed that service alone does not instill gratitude in me. Someone who commits crimes while wearing the flag is a criminal.
     
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