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#2914 Feb 4, 2013


Military Tribute - Lee Greenwood God Bless The USA

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

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#2917 Feb 5, 2013
Lynn C. Price
WINGS OF HONOR

Medals and ribbons hung in a row,
Scars and bad memories never to show.
Years of his service have never been told,
No friends or family, his heart has grown cold.

He gave to his Country he loved, oh so well,
Ten years of his life was spent in that hell.
Jungles and bugs, the rains of monsoons,
Two years as a prisoner, a cage for a room.

He held on to a promise that freedom was right,
Something to die for, on this he held tight.
Came home to a strange land that spat in his face,
Forgiving them still, his soul still held grace.

He turned to a bottle, then pills eased the hurt,
Woke in a fog, face down in the dirt.
Doctors have told him he has PTSD,
The demons and devils, they never will see.

And so on this day, with eagles he’ll soar,
His battle is over, he’s no longer at war.
There on a tombstone, one single line reads,
“Wings of Honor God gave him; no longer he grieves”

©Copyright December 1984 by Lynn C. Price

Author’s Note: Wings of Honor… what God gives the Angels to bring our Soldiers home. Dedicated to my brother, my friend, Mike: Rest well

"Son of a Soldier" A Military Tribute.(A Soldier's Song) by hoLLett

“smile and have fun!”

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#2920 Feb 5, 2013
I had a beautiful day today! It was safe and quiet!

Thank you to each and every US soldier! It is because of them that this country is safe!

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#2921 Feb 6, 2013
Roberto J. Prinselaar
I WISH I KNEW YOUR NAME

I knew you once upon a time
Like I knew many more
I think I knew your last name
Before I learned the score

You worked and slept alongside of me
A member of the crew
Not knowing you would soon be gone
Your life would soon be through

You did your duty on the gun
You were good at what you did
No one would think by watching you
That you were just a kid

I really don’t know what it was
That hit you that day
No time to stop, we carried on
No one knew what to say

Your place was filled by another kid
Who looked about the same
And now I wish I knew you then
I wish I knew your name

©Copyright circa 2001 by Roberto J. Prinselaar

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USA

#2922 Feb 6, 2013
Force Majeure

Sweden

#2923 Feb 6, 2013
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
WINGS OF HONOR
"CHICKEN WINGS!"

chicken wings
chicken wings
hot dog and bologna
chicken and macaroni
chilli wit my hommie
chicken wings
chicken wings
gotta get me some chicken wings
Force Majeure

Sweden

#2924 Feb 6, 2013
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
Wings of Honor… what God gives the Angels to bring our Soldiers home.
Naw, I'm sure they don't need no wings in Hell. They ain't gonna' do no flyin' after all the innocent men, women and children they done raped, tortured and murdered. All they gonna' do is BURN for eternity!
Horse Manure

United States

#2925 Feb 6, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
<quoted text>
Naw, I'm sure they don't need no wings in Hell. They ain't gonna' do no flyin' after all the innocent men, women and children they done raped, tortured and murdered. All they gonna' do is BURN for eternity!
You first, douchenheimer. I'll drink some Bacardi 151 and pisson you.
Force Majeure

Sweden

#2926 Feb 6, 2013
Horse Manure wrote:
<quoted text>You first, douchenheimer. I'll drink some Bacardi 151 and pisson you.
"Douchenheimer"! Nice one! I don't know what "pisson" means but the duchenheimer was good! Bacardi is also nice with cola and ice but I'm sure you're too busy chasing your own tail to know anything about that.

Ps. My latest rounds of bashing you must have got under your skin for you to come out again in one of your rare ali-asses, Prickly!

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#2927 Feb 7, 2013
Roberto J. Prinselaar
MEDALS

Don’t envy a man his medals
all those ribbons on his chest
He did not try to get them
they’re not there at his request
they were earned in stinking hellholes
where no man would like to go
or in cold and wintry places
where there’s only ice and snow

He didn’t know he earned them
till they were awarded at parade
and they were bright when he first got them
but in time the colors fade
He was told he had to wear them
and to wear them all with pride
but when the memories come to haunt him
those same medals make him hide
‘cause those medals will not bring back
all those guys he left behind
and he would trade them all forever
for a little peace of mind

So don’t envy a man his medals
you don’t want to take his place
thinking back to long gone battles
and meeting dead friends face to face

©Copyright circa 2001 by Roberto J. Prinselaar

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#2928 Feb 7, 2013
Force Majeure

Sweden

#2929 Feb 7, 2013
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
MEDALS
"HEAVY MEDAL"

Head bangers in leather
Sparks flyin in the dead of the night
It all comes together
When they turn out the lights
50,000 wats of power
And it's pushin' overload
The beast is ready to devour
All the metal they can hold
Rockin' overload
Start to explode
Chorus:
It's your one way ticket to midnight
Call it Heavy Metal
Higher than high, feelin' just right
Call it Heavy Metal
Desperation on a red line
Call it Heavy Metal noise

Tight pants and lipstick
She's riding on razor's edge
She holds her own against the boys
Yea, cuts through the crowd just like a wedge
Ohh, can you feel the static
So many contacts being made
We've got up front fanatics
Tearing down the barricade
To reach the stage
Can you feel the rage

Force Majeure

Sweden

#2930 Feb 7, 2013
Tribute to American Military – Thank God They Are Dead



When Americans Soldiers Go Down, They Stay Down

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#2931 Feb 7, 2013
http://youtu.be/TDMQlesQafk

Thank you all!!!
Force Majeure

Sweden

#2932 Feb 7, 2013
Uscgthumper wrote:
Thank you all!!!
Yes! Thank YOU all for whatever it is you're doing "over there" and thank GOD for sending you home in body bags! Sort of like Spearmint gum - Double pleasure!!

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#2933 Feb 8, 2013
Roberto J. Prinselaar
OF GUNS AND FRIENDS

I lie wrapped in folds of armor plate
within my home as gray as slate
I’m far away from land and shore
In peaceful sleep on a man of war
Come light of day and morning sun
I’ll check the functions of my gun
I’ll check the point and then the train
And then I’ll check it all again
For that’s the gun that lets me sleep
And keeps me from a grave so deep
I’m now asleep, my mind at peace
But will my battles never cease?
The years have gone, the gun is rust
So many friends are now just dust
But they are never far from me
Although some sleep beneath the sea
For them no songs are ever sung
But they will be forever young
Friends and relations shed their tears
Forgotten now these many years
But some of us remember still
Remember them, and always will
I ask them now for my release
Or will my battles never cease

©Copyright circa 2001 by Roberto J. Prinselaar

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#2934 Feb 8, 2013


Queen- "We Will Rock You" Military Tribute

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#2937 Feb 9, 2013
Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall

There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010.

The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 36 years since the last casualties.

The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth , Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965.

There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall.

39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger.

8,283 were just 19 years old.

The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old.
12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old.

5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old.

One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.

997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam ..

1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam ..

31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.

Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their sons.

54 soldiers attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia . I wonder why so many from one school.

8 Women are on the Wall. Nursing the wounded.

244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the Wall.

Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons.

West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.

The Marines of Morenci - They led some of the scrappiest high school football an d basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest. And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned home.

The Buddies of Midvale - LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues. They lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the adjacent sandlot ball field. And they all went to Vietnam. In a span of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed. LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Th anksgiving Day. Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968 ~ 245 deaths.

The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 - 2,415 casualties were incurred.

For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created. To those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers, husbands, wives, sons and daughters. There are no noble wars, just noble warriors.
Force Majeure

Sweden

#2938 Feb 9, 2013
It's none of your business, RedButt.

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#2939 Feb 9, 2013
Tonight I would like to once again thank all our troops Honorably serving. Also, a special shout out to all the NG working with LEO, First Responders and utility crews to get life back to normal after last nights blizzard...
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