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Old April 27, 2007, 04:27 PM   #201
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Old April 27, 2007, 07:21 PM   #202
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Tony1911a1, welcome aboard and thank you for your service!
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Old April 29, 2007, 09:51 AM   #203
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Big Don, Thanks for the welcome.

Would'nt it be great if the population at large
respected the service of others as it is here.

Best Wishes to all.
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Old April 29, 2007, 10:42 AM   #204
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Old May 1, 2007, 02:49 PM   #205
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Old May 1, 2007, 05:39 PM   #206
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Old May 1, 2007, 05:56 PM   #207
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Old May 1, 2007, 10:34 PM   #208
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Iraq 05-06 (yes, just once... they wouldn't let me volunteer for another go 'round without re-upping).

That said, I do not consider myself a hero by any means. Yes, I was in combat, however, it was nothing like WWI, WWII, or VN. Only once have I been called a "baby killer", while 'Nam vets got it on a daily basis. You guys are true heroes, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for fighting for my freedom to fight for yours.
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Old May 1, 2007, 11:00 PM   #209
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Me, 11Bravo, 173rd Airborne Bridgade, University of Viet Nam, Class of 68/69

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Old May 2, 2007, 12:44 AM   #210
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Old May 2, 2007, 03:33 AM   #211
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Old May 2, 2007, 08:18 AM   #212
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PH/CIB, an 11B in the 173d Airborne Bde in Vietnam? Props man!
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Old May 2, 2007, 02:03 PM   #213
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Old May 2, 2007, 10:17 PM   #214
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Old May 2, 2007, 11:55 PM   #215
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Old May 3, 2007, 06:00 PM   #216
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Old May 4, 2007, 08:00 PM   #217
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Old May 4, 2007, 08:37 PM   #218
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Old May 5, 2007, 09:12 AM   #219
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Old May 5, 2007, 09:28 AM   #220
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Old May 5, 2007, 10:43 AM   #221
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Old May 7, 2007, 01:24 PM   #222
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Old May 7, 2007, 07:23 PM   #223
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Old May 20, 2007, 10:09 PM   #224
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I can click "yes" cause I was in Iraq, otherwise I would have had to answer "kind of" cause I was a reservist. Hahaha.
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Old May 20, 2007, 11:43 PM   #225
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I can click "yes" cause I was in Iraq, otherwise I would have had to answer "kind of" cause I was a reservist. Hahaha.
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I'm not listening to anybody talk down the reservists - I was in an organized reserve Marine Artillery Battalion in 1950 - most of us were "retreads" from WWII. We were packed and ready for our annual 2 week cruise at Camp Pendleton when June 25th - 4:00 PM came and the Korean war broke out. Orders were changed to activate us and the unit departed Denver 17 July 1950 and in 2 months (minus 2 days) on 15 September -were invading Inchon. Three months later at Chosin - most of us were in sedentary work and can you imagine what shape that puts you in for combat.

Our country has every reason to be very proud of our reservists and they have reason to be proud also !!

If you were a Marine in 1950 and were told this smooth faced kid was your Assistant Battalion Surgeon, would that inspire confidence or just give you even more reason to try to avoid getting wounded??



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