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Old November 11, 2005, 09:37 AM   #1
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Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day. My hat's off to all of you who've stood the line for Old Glory and the dream of our forefathers. God Bless.
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Old November 11, 2005, 10:03 AM   #2
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Happy Veterans Day, i got a big flag hanging from my house.

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Old November 11, 2005, 10:28 AM   #3
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Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day to my fellow brothers and sisters in arms who have served in the previous wars before me I salute you!!! To all my brothers and sisters who are serving in the armed forces currently and to all the brave men and women I served with in Operation Iraqi Freedom Theater of operation I salute you!!! Have a wonderful day and god bless.

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Old November 11, 2005, 11:10 AM   #4
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Wasn't going to be in town today, so yesterday I went by the cemetary across Ramsey Street from the VA hospital in Fayetteville, NC and spoke to my friend Dan Pitzer again. Dan died from complications of leukemia in 1995, while we were both working at the US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Ft. Bragg.

Today I give thought to all those many others- my dad, a US Army Air Corps tech sergeant in WW2, my mother's father and our neighbors at home who were veterans of WW1, so many of my own family and my friends from a working career spent with the Army as a civilian. There are so many who served through all the years and wars, some of whom did not make it home and so many who have since departed. God bless them every one, and their loved ones too. The sacrifices are so tremendous both for those who serve and families who must give them up, either for a time or forever.

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Old November 11, 2005, 11:21 AM   #5
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I am taking a day off work to thank the veterans who have provided America with the blanket of freedom. Thanks Vets and see you at the Parade.

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Old November 11, 2005, 11:40 AM   #6
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I got a call yesterday at work from a local TV station asking if I could come into the morning show for about 5-10 minutes this morning to talk to them as a veteran. I agreed and came in. They gave me a certificate of appreciation and this houmongous choclate chip cookie musta been 24" x 18" with Thank You and an American Flag on it. However, I am a So on my way back to the house I dropped it off by the Nursing Home because I know there are some Vets there and I wanted somebody to enjoy it.
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Old November 11, 2005, 01:14 PM   #7
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Lee -- thank you very much for posting the link with the information about CSM Pitzer. I too had the privledge of knowing and working with him in the '80s on the SWCS SERE Committee.

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Old November 11, 2005, 02:43 PM   #8
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For all that served, for all that sacrificed.... Thank you, and God Bless.


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Old November 11, 2005, 04:20 PM   #9
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Yes, Thank you veterans.

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Old November 11, 2005, 05:25 PM   #10
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Avispls, Thank You. It took a while for the tears to clear. That could be any one of several shipmates and as I listened I saw the face of my best friend AMS1 Jerry Dan Byars (Yogi Bear.) Yogi left a new and pregnant wife, never saw his son. Yogi and my shipmates died in the USS Forrestal fire. Believe me I remember...........every day. God Bless all of our veterans, past and present.
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