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“Hey, Sarge!”

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#1 May 28, 2012
The United States has spent 6 centuries fighting to keep our nation free. Over 1.5 million have given their lives for this freedom!
Have you thanked a vet today?
Remember them in your thoughts and prayers.
Peace and love to all that have served.
I was there...

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#2 May 28, 2012
I wish to take this time to reflect. Have any of you stop to reflect today? Is there someone you have thought about? I have. I think about all of the people that have served in the military and sacrificed for our freedom. The many who have lost their lives to defend our country that are Husbands, Wives, Sons, Daughters, Nephews, Nieces or Best Friends.To often we all get caught up in everyday life. I can only hope that some of you take a minute on this form to tell others who you would honor today.
I am very honored and blessed to be married to Boomer that served our country for 23 years. To you, I thank you. You are a wonderful Husband and Father. I am proud and honored to be your wife.
Thank you to all that have served and continue to fight for our Freedoms.Bless all of you and your families.

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Dublin, OH

#3 May 28, 2012
Brighteyes9 wrote:
I wish to take this time to reflect. Have any of you stop to reflect today? Is there someone you have thought about? I have. I think about all of the people that have served in the military and sacrificed for our freedom. The many who have lost their lives to defend our country that are Husbands, Wives, Sons, Daughters, Nephews, Nieces or Best Friends.To often we all get caught up in everyday life. I can only hope that some of you take a minute on this form to tell others who you would honor today.
I am very honored and blessed to be married to Boomer that served our country for 23 years. To you, I thank you. You are a wonderful Husband and Father. I am proud and honored to be your wife.
Thank you to all that have served and continue to fight for our Freedoms.Bless all of you and your families.
Yes, much reflection done on my end. May they all rest in peace.

“Hey, Sarge!”

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#4 May 28, 2012
Yeah I started this thread. Viet Nam , the first Gulf War, and Bosnia.
23 years and retired for 16.
Half the people I served with have passed. My roomie from the 70's was killed by a drunk driver...
Reflect people.
You choose to judge, remember, we fought for those freedoms! What have you done?

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#5 May 28, 2012
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Yes, much reflection done on my end. May they all rest in peace.
Thank you! It makes me wonder about the persons that judged Boomer nuts and spam. Until the tragedy of war hits them and their families in there faces, they could care less. To those of you I say best wishes....Karma is a B*tch! Go live somewhere else, we do not need you here.

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Kramers Attorney

Columbus, OH

#6 May 28, 2012
I'm reflecting on what an insufferable gasbag I am.

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#7 May 28, 2012
Kramers Attorney wrote:
I'm reflecting on what an insufferable gasbag I am.
Is that you George?
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#8 May 28, 2012
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Yes, much reflection done on my end. May they all rest in peace.
Zero reflection on my part. Have nothing against the military, but I don't put them on a pedestal either. Most of the wars during my lifetime have been just plain stupid. A stupid waste of money and life.
Conservative

Springfield, OH

#9 May 28, 2012
I served with K Co. 75th Rangers in Pleiku in 68 and 69. I remember each that I served with as if it was yesterday. Most were killed, some passed state side. There are 3 of us left. Gene, South Carolina, Barry, Pittsburgh.

43 years later we still call each other weekly. We meet every 4th of July week-end in D.C.

Brothers forever.

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#10 May 29, 2012
Conservative wrote:
I served with K Co. 75th Rangers in Pleiku in 68 and 69. I remember each that I served with as if it was yesterday. Most were killed, some passed state side. There are 3 of us left. Gene, South Carolina, Barry, Pittsburgh.
43 years later we still call each other weekly. We meet every 4th of July week-end in D.C.
Brothers forever.
Thank you for your service. Best wishes to all of you for a bond that can never be broken.

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#11 May 29, 2012
To whomever took the time to log in repeatedly to post negative icons on folks paying tribute to our
military on memorial day, let me just take the time to say……

what a sorry piece of crap you are………….
gokeefe

Galloway, OH

#12 May 29, 2012
Thanks for posting this Boomer and Brighteyes.

If you didn't choose to reflect, my opinion is you might not cherish the freedoms you have today.

Personally, I know or have in my family vets from WW2 through Iraq/Afghanistan. My father was involved bombing missions over Ploesti and Blechhammer from Foggia in WW2. He was lucky to come home, most he served with weren't.

These men are honorable to me. Their service often wasn't voluntary. Their experiences were often horrific. And yet, they signed that blank check to the US government to protect our freedoms for an amount up to and including their own lives. Thank you to all who served and to those families who have given up a loved one.
gokeefe

Galloway, OH

#13 May 29, 2012
Conservative wrote:
I served with K Co. 75th Rangers in Pleiku in 68 and 69. I remember each that I served with as if it was yesterday. Most were killed, some passed state side. There are 3 of us left. Gene, South Carolina, Barry, Pittsburgh.
43 years later we still call each other weekly. We meet every 4th of July week-end in D.C.
Brothers forever.
Thank you for your service.
gokeefe

Galloway, OH

#16 May 29, 2012
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I don't know about that. Maybe they're like me and resent the fact that "heroes" are being manufactured and forced down our throats. If that's how you feel about it, more power to you. If you don't feel that way, you shouldn't be demonized for it, either. I'm not big on heroes myself.
I don't think anyone is demonizing you with this thread. Are we now supposed to suppress our gratitude for those who served and paid the ultimate price? These are not "manufactured" heroes. I know what my father went through after much research. I personally know many Iraq/Afghanistan vets. I have learned some of their stories. If you don't like this, you can ignore it and keep your yap shut, too. What do you say of those who helped with rescue and recovery missions on 9/11? Were they "manufactured" heroes?
gokeefe

Galloway, OH

#17 May 29, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Still don't care. Lot's of people have dangerous jobs without them being romanticized. You want to put them up on a pedestal, that's your business. Just don't force it down my throat.
Again, you came here to this thread. You chose to read it. No one here forced anything on you. It's attitudes like yours that does not help a returning vet assimilate back into society, especially those who have seen and experienced the horror. They are encouraged to remain silent -- which is not a mentally healthy way to cope with the horrors they experienced and witnessed. A
gokeefe

Galloway, OH

#19 May 29, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
Yeah I started this thread. Viet Nam , the first Gulf War, and Bosnia.
23 years and retired for 16.
Half the people I served with have passed. My roomie from the 70's was killed by a drunk driver...
Reflect people.
You choose to judge, remember, we fought for those freedoms! What have you done?
Thank you Boomer. Too many of us take those who serve for granted. Shrug our shoulders and then think it's "just a job."

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#21 May 29, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I don't know about that. Maybe they're like me and resent the fact that "heroes" are being manufactured and forced down our throats. If that's how you feel about it, more power to you. If you don't feel that way, you shouldn't be demonized for it, either. I'm not big on heroes myself.
This thread is about honoring someone. What have you done for your country? Let me help you out you negative piece of sh*t. You are a hero for sucking on your moms tit for hours a day, you might want to contact the Guinness book of World Records loser! Maybe you should just shut you face at this point. Mommy is calling!

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#22 May 29, 2012
gokeefe wrote:
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Again, you came here to this thread. You chose to read it. No one here forced anything on you. It's attitudes like yours that does not help a returning vet assimilate back into society, especially those who have seen and experienced the horror. They are encouraged to remain silent -- which is not a mentally healthy way to cope with the horrors they experienced and witnessed. A
Very well said....Thank you for sharing and thank you to your Fathers service.
gokeefe

Galloway, OH

#23 May 29, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I don't know that anybody could have predicted what happened and how quickly it was going to happen. I still don't like the whole notion of heroes and romanticizing jobs. They were doing their jobs, making the best of a bad situation. Same can be said when a steelworker takes a plunge at a job site.
No one is romanticizing. I suggest you look that word up. It's called gratitude for an ideal bigger than an individual. No one is minimizing the steelworker who takes the plunge from the job, either.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#24 May 29, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
The United States has spent 6 centuries fighting to keep our nation free. Over 1.5 million have given their lives for this freedom!
Have you thanked a vet today?
Remember them in your thoughts and prayers.
Peace and love to all that have served.
I was there...
yesterday at the Worthington Memorial Day parade.

A grandfather and his entire family were sitting next to me and my family.
I had not noticed; but he was wearing a cap that said a proud Marine for life.

there were about 15 jeeps carring WW2, Korea, Viet Nam; and gulf vets in procession. They stoped all jeeps, everyone including WW2 vets that needed help to walk, got out of the jeeps and saluted him, asked if he wanted to join them.

he said thanks, it was his pleasure to serve and would do it again without even a thought.....returned the salutes.

I thanked him for his service; and he looked me right in the eye and said it is my pleasure. Teach your family what my friends died for; and make sure they understand why my friends died for them.

those that joy in spitting on the military today, are the first to hide behind us when they fear. The weak always find excuses for their weakness; and I did not have the opportunity to hide. I did what was necessary to give them the freedom to continue to be weak.

This grandfather was 61 and a viet nam veteren.
He is a shinning example of honor.

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